p5.js text accents displaying

I've been running into a small problem with a project trying to get p5.js to display accented characters (such as á) and other characters used in Spanish (such as ñ).

After some exploring, I found out that the problem only appears when using TrueType fonts. When using the default font or and OpenType font, accents are displayed correctly.

Does anybody know if there's a solution or workaround for this? I don't have OTF versions of the fonts I need for my project.

Here is some demo code


function preload() {
  FONT_TTF = loadFont("Arial.ttf");
  FONT_OTF = loadFont("TektonPro-Bold.otf");

function setup() {
  createCanvas(200, 100);
  text("Accents test: á é í ó ú ñ ", 50, 50);



  • edited July 2016

    In general fonts don't have all the available Unicode characters.
    In order to have accented characters we need to pick some font which got them.

  • Sure. Arial has all the characters I need.

    Found a simple workaround converting my ttf fonts to otf.

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