The Unicode symbol for a square foot is not respected in ArcMap.
Last Published: November 7, 2015ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number
October 10, 2015
November 24, 2020
ArcGIS for Desktop
Operating System Version
After review by the development team, it has been determined that this issue is related to a known limitation with the software that lies outside of Esri's control. The issue's Additional Information section may contain further explanation.
Unicode symbols are font dependent and the square foot symbol are not drawn when using unsupported fonts.