No, I don't think so... my "issue", if it can even be called that, is with the removal of the unicode font option. The issue you have is most certainly this bug, which will hopefully be fixed soon for those who use resource packs.
The fix I'm looking for is probably indirectly related to your bug, since they're both due to the font change. The attached files below show the difference more clearly. The first one is 1.13-pre6, and the second is 1.13-pre5 and older.
Edit: I've found a solution! Apparently, the font is saved as a .ttf file now (or always was and I just found out), and it can be changed via a resource pack. Directions can be found here.
I've copied them below should the instructions on reddit get removed at some point, full credit goes to u/jamesmuell!
2) In the folder that opens up, you make a new folder, its name will be the name of your resource pack.
3) Enter that folder and in it create a new file called "pack.mcmeta" with
"pack_format": 4, "description": "a description of your resource pack"
3a) If you don't have any experience with file extensions or don't have them displayed behind your file names, one way to create the file is to right-click inside the empty folder, open the "New" menu, in there, click "Text Document" (may not be called exactly that, but similar).
Open the New Text Document, copy the text above into it, click File, click Save As, enter "pack.mcmeta" as the file name, save the file, close the editor. You should now have the "pack.mcmeta" file and "New Text Document.txt", the latter you can delete.
4) In your resource pack folder, create a new folder called "assets", in there a new folder called "minecraft", in there a new folder called "font", so that your path looks like C:/Users/Username/AppData/Roaming/.minecraft/resourcepacks/ResourcePackName/assets/minecraft/font .
5) To open a folder with all installed fonts, press the key Windows first, then R, then, in the window that opens up ("Run"), you enter %windir%\Fonts and click OK. A folder with all installed fonts appears.
You look for the font you want to use in Minecraft (you can open them with double-click), right-click it, copy it.
6) Return to your "font" folder in your resource pack, right-click inside it, click paste. You may have copied several files, if you did, choose one of them and delete the others. The remaining one you rename "seven.ttf".
7) Back in Minecraft, close the resource pack selection screen and reopen it, then choose your resource pack. You can use an icon for it by putting a file called "pack.png" into your resource pack in the same folder as "assets" and "pack.mcmeta".