If a male or female symbol is inserted into the text font 'Arial' from the symbol font 'Arial Special G2', the space above and below the line in which the insertion has taken place is increased, so that the line spacing is no longer even. Decreasing the point size of the inserted symbol does not correct this. The same occurs with 'Times New Roman' and 'Times New Roman Special G2'. Either Character Map or change font and ASCII code must be used for the symbol insertion, which is a pain when needed frequently. You do not see uneven line spacing in Biology text books where these symbols are used, so there must be an answer.
Both Arial and TNR contain several symbols that I never use (e.g. ASCII 137, 159 and 165) and would willingly sacrifice. Does anybody know of a text font, preferably True Type and San Serif, that contains the male amd female symbols? I must add that I contacted the Monotype Corporation and they only suggested another symbol font.