Photoshop: Some Chinese characters are unable to be read and are displayed as X boxes

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Some Chinese characters are unable to be read and are displayed as X boxes
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Michelle Teng

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rachalmers

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Interesting. I often have the need to use CHinese characters in text entry, and haven’t seen problems recently. Of course that’s no help so all I can suggest is that you check you still have the System languages and keyboards available. As well as the fonts you use is OS. An update may have removed or modified your specific ones. 上海时报...
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Howdy Michelle,

If your Chinese characters are displaying as boxes with Xs in them (aka Tofu boxes) that's to indicate that the glyph doesn't exist in the selected font.  By default, Photoshop has font substitution (user Preferences > Type) but that can be overruled.  I would recommend selecting the text and opening the Font Face pulldown, then go to the section with fonts intended for Chinese and mouse over them -- you should see your missing glyphs.

Hope that helps,
David