This question is related to the Wubi input method, but mostly related to computer fonts, so you don't need to know how to use Wubi to be able to answer.
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I have found this repository in Github which contain some software for using Wubi, a shape-bsaed input method, in Windows. Within that repository, there's a file (archive) that list Chinese characters along with the Wubi components that are contained in those characters.
The following code block shows some lines from that file.
嘣 口山月月 垸 土宀二儿 蟋 虫丿米心 鄂 口口二阝
Below I provide an screenshot of those lines I shown above, for those users that might not have an approppiate font for the Chinese characters or the characters that show the Wubi components.
Sidenote: If you want to know more about Wubi, in this image you can see the components on each key in the keyboard.
When I open that file in my computer, there are some characters that are shown as unknown characters (i.e. a box with a code inside it). See screenshot below.
The lines that were shown in the screenshot above are shown in the code block below as text.
徭 彳爫山 孀 女木目 婆 氵又女 嘘 口七一 雏 ⺈彐亻
I collected the characters that were shown as unknown characters in the whole file. The following code block contain those unique characters.
The unknown characters shown in the code block above are sorted according to their hexadecimal values (aka Unicode code or U+hex). The minimum hexadecimal value is F0000 (i.e. its Unicode code is U+F0000) and the maximum is F0157 (i.e. its Unicode code is U+F0157).
According to this (archive) document published by the Unicode Consortium, U+F0000..U+FFFFD is a range in the Unicode Standard for private use. This means that these characters cannot be considered as standardized characters in Unicode itself.
I think that the developer that created that file used a custom font to show the Wubi components for those characters that didn't have an equivalent Unicode character outside of the range for private use. However, I don't know which font it could be. I think a possible way to know the font, would be to ask the developer via email. If anyone is aware of another method for finding out that font, please let me know.
What font has glyphs for those unknown characters?