fonts in fop
To elaborate: a glyph is what is shown on the monitor or the paper. A font basically provides a mapping from character codes to glyphs. If the font does not provide such a mapping for a certain character code, you are out of luck. You can use some other utility, for example the Windows font viewer, to confirm whether your font provides a glyph for a particular character or not.
BTW FOP specific question should be asked on the FOP user list.
> Am I supposed to add something to my command line or change my fo
There's no need (or should be no need) to use fo:character in this case it's equivalent to just having the character there as literal data. You would only need fo:character if you wanted to apply specific properties to just that character. Eliminating the fo:character markup would eliminate any chance of unwanted whitespace being introduced.