# XeTeX shows special characters as squares, even though they are covered by the family [duplicate]

Still looking for a way to get all those special chars covered that I need in my project. So I tryed to use XeTeX as it seems to work best with Unicode. And it does. Nearly. At least it shows chars that other compilation systems don't show. But some of them are shown as square, as if the font family wouldn't contain them, but it definitely does!

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{xltxtra}

\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Times New Roman}

\begin{document}
123456789↊↋0 °á ô
\end{document}


The font type of my editor is Times New Roman and all chars are shown while coding. But when I render the preview it only shows squares instead of ↊ and ↋. Why?

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• XeTeX perhaps find some other font. Add \XeTeXtracingfonts=1 to get more info in the log-file. Btw: xltxtra is more or less obsolete, use simply fontspec. And the Mapping is not needed if your system is not too old. – Ulrike Fischer Jun 12 '17 at 18:38