The issue is seen in Illustartor version 25.1 and later.


If unreadable random characters show up in the text when you click View > Outline mode, upgrade your macOS to version 11.2 or later. For more information about how to install the latest macOS updates, see How to upgrade macOS.

Random characters
Random characters in Outline mode

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