Photoshop CS6 Win 8 problem in text tool with nasal characters: ɔ̃ ǝ̃.

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Hi. I'm using Photoshop CS6 and found a problem in writing the following nasal character: ɔ̃ ǝ̃. It keeps showing up as ɔ ǝ (without the tilde at the top). I have installed the necessary fonts such as Charis SIL.
Did I miss something? Thank you.
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Fina Linan

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Chris Cox

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Which OS version are you using?
Have you installed all the Photoshop CS6 updates?
Is this a problem with the text tool, filenames, layer names, or what?
What kind of keyboard are you using? Or are you using an IME to enter those characters?
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Hi Chris, thank you for responding.
I use Windows 8.1 and my Photoshop CS6 is updated.
And you are correct, this is the problem with the text tool.
What I did is I copid the character from other document (with Charis SIL font) or type it.
For example, this is the sentece that I'd like to put:
Cɔ̃m mã́ã̀mã̀ dúú nǝ̃ Dũnnũ-i: Wù mãã gùú tammã

As you can see in the screenshot below, the ɔ̃ and ǝ̃ characters were shown correctly on the "Layers" section, but not on the working area.
Thank you.

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Hiya Fina,

My initial guess is that this is a composed character -- that is, the character you are seeing is actually the union of a basic glyph (which you're seeing) and an additional diacritic, which is not appearing in the composite.

You should, however, have no problem entering these characters via the keyboard if you set your keyboard to the correct language.  Which is it, but the way?  Are these IPA characters?

I'd be happy to follow up with you offline if you need.

Thanks,
David
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Hi David,

Thank you for responding.
I typed these characters using keyboard software called 'Clavier du Burkina' and I believe these characters are an IPA characters.
I have some other friends that also have the same problems with nasal characters when they used Photoshop. They never found a solution for it and decided to just typed it on Word, created PDF file and then imported it to Photoshop.
Thank you.
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Howdy Fina,

Clavier du Burkina is French for Burkina keyboard. It appears to be a freeware app for entering the special characters needed to represent the characters used in Burkina Faso. These do not appear to be IPA characters per se.

http://www.tavultesoft.com/keyman/dow...

Either way, there seems to be a disconnect between the two applications. Photoshop supports all OS-level input methods, although compositing accents is not always covered. I'm thinking there's some additional level of compositing going on here. Or there's some unusual calls being made. But the fault seems to be on the keyboard side of things.

I went ahead and installed it and appears to be some form of emulator rather than a full keyboard: Unfortunately, not all the correct keys are being accessed. Compare the Burkina keyboard with the Cherokee one, for instance...

Thanks,
David