|I get it now!
I selected the wrong font file, and can use Segoe UI Symbols, which has the large circle, and alphanumeric chars as well. So I don't have to compromise now, and can finish as planned. Realize my UI goal or vision.
So this font style and font file solves my issue and is the correct fix. And I should not depend on Windows or the OS to do font searching and swapping for me, because it's unreliable.
Wow, I put so much effort into trying to solve this and it was very hard. Thank you Gary for putting me on the right track, and pushing me to get it right and not compromise for something sub standard.
If it ain't broke don't fix it
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