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I have a SpriteFont in XNA, which has the standard 126 characters that are usable.

However i would like to use the "ಠ" symbol in the game.

So is there anyway of adding just a few more symbols that the spritefont accepts?

Cheers, Randomman159

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up vote 13 down vote accepted

Modify the sprite font file. It's XML. Double click it in Visual Studio.

Towards the bottom of the default file is a the following:


Your character is unicode code point U+0CA0, which in decimal is 3232. So add another character region tag that contains it:


This assumes that the ಠ symbol exists in the font you are using.

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ahhh yes, a second region... duh, didn't think of that :P I was just trying multiple Start and End tags... – Randomman159 Jun 24 '11 at 15:10
My solution was better :p – Jonathan Connell Jun 24 '11 at 15:13

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