Problem with ~ and ^

I am having some trouble installing my own fonts into LaTeX using
psnfss.  I have read dvips.dvi and gotten the needed commands.

For some reason, the caret (^) and tilde (~) symbols will not print in
any of my fonts.  I have fonts from three foundries, and they all don't
print carets or tildes.  I am printing them as \~{} and \^{}.

I tested the other characters on my keyboard on top of the number from 1
to 0, and they all print, except caret and tilde.

My latex log shows:

Missing character: There is no ^^B in font p052003l!

for caret symbol, and

Missing character: There is no ^^C in font p052003l!

for tilde font.

I see \textasciitilde and \textasciicircum as I will looking around
dejanews, and I am totally shocked that they work, and look fine.  Now,
I don't understand why, because the stock palatino tfm/vf fonts use \~{}
and \^{} directly.  Is \~{} accessing a different font I don't have,
while I do have \textasciitilde?

Seems that \~{} and \textasciitilde are different, and I don't have \~{}
in my font.

Was some special hand-coding done in the stock font files for these
symbols?  Seems they weren't in computer modern in a standard way, and
that is why there may be a problem with them for me.  Are there any
other weird characters I should know about?

The strange thing is that many other more exotic symbols do print, and I
am using many of them.  Symbols like the n-dash, and the (c) copyright
symbol print fine, so I must be doing something right with these fonts.

When using the supplied palatino font tfm/vf files, the ~ and ^ print
fine, but the (c) and n-dash don't print in PDF files, meaning the
standard palatino tfm/vf files do not match my encoding, while the
encodings I created with afm2tfm and vptovf did enable me to print these
in PDF files.

I am now using:

\def\atilde{\raisebox{.5ex}{\em\textasciitilde}\,}
\def\acircum{\textasciicircum\,}

\renewcommand{\~}{\atilde}
\renewcommand{\^}{\acircum}

These work fine because I am redefining \~ to a raised \textasciitilde.

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+  Christ can be your backup.        |  Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania 19026