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How to create a custom character/symbol ?

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Hi,
Im wondering how can I create or draw a custom char( will result a unicode one - I think ? ) and then send it to an other computer and be able to view it.

What I tried :
- I know that Windows has a built-in app for this and is called : "Private Character Editor ".
Its just perfect for me, but theres one problem : after creating my special char, if I send it on another PC via MSN,or even via a .txt file, I can't see it, only my comp can see it :( .

What can I do ? :(
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When you create a character, it will only exist on your system until you copy the font file to another system.  It should be located in C:\Windows\Fonts\NAMEOFFONT.ttf.  Copy it to your desktop first, then send it along with your document.  The recipient will have to install your font file to see the font that you want.
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But why it needs a 'font file' ? Why it needs to serve with all the other abcd.... chars ?

And why other machines can't recognise the symbol without the font file ?
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The font character exists on your system in a font file.  You created the font and saved it.  It doesn't exist somewhere else on another user's system because you didn't create it on their computers.  It's how the Operating system works to display fonts.  All fonts are referenced by their numeric ASCII or Unicode representations.  The actual representations are saved in a font file.
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