Hi Fei Min,
you can not produce a character above 255 (decimal) = 00FF (hexadec.) without "modding" your Windows. If you absolutely want to use the "alt + ..." for Unicode characters, you have to set the key value of "HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelInput MethodEnableHexNumpad" to "1". For more information how to use this, please see: --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode_input in the section: "Hexadecimal code input" -->" In Microsoft Windows" This is a very useful little trick! ------------------------------------- If your colleague still gets a question mark, I think it is because a font is applied (for whatever reason that may be...) that does not contain this character. Best regards - Tino H. Haida, Berlin Fei Min Lorente: > Thank you for the directions to the Character Palette. That works for me, but > my colleague is still getting a question mark when she tries to insert the > infinity symbol. There's obviously something wrong with her setup. > > Yes, the Character Palette is crude, so it really helped to know that 221E > would get me the infinity symbol; otherwise I could spend all day looking for > it, and still miss it. > > Also, thanks for this site, Robert: > http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/221e/index.htm . It's very > thorough, and it was reassuring to know that the infinity symbol is available > in Trebuchet, which is the font we're using. > > Fei Min > > FROM: Fred Ridder [mailto:docu...@hotmail.com] > SENT: Thursday, February 13, 2014 3:39 PM > TO: Lise Bible; Fei Min Lorente > CC: email@example.com > SUBJECT: RE: Cannot insert the infinity symbol and other special character > problems > > Windows Character Map should work, but not all systems have it installed. My > company's IT department, for example, does not include it in the standard > corporate desktop image. But the necessary executable *is* present in all > Windows 7 system installations, and you can install it as a "Windows > component" from the Add Programs control panel tool. > > But as of FM9, FrameMaker itself has a similar (albeit *very* crude > looking...) tool built in. Go to Edit>Utilities>Character Palette. And if you > know the Unicode character number, you can also use File>Utilities>Hex Input, > whihc is even cruder looking than the Character Palette (if that is possible). > > -Fred Ridder > > ------------------------- > > From: rentagoodb...@gmail.com > Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:11:54 -0600 > Subject: Re: Cannot insert the infinity symbol and other special character > problems > To: feimin.lore...@onsemi.com > CC: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Fei Min, > > I'm on Frame 8, so I have no solutions for Frame 10, but have you tried using > Windows Character Map (under Programs>Accessories>System Tools) as a > workaround? I was able to find and copy the ∞ symbol from there. > > Not a terribly elegant solution, but an alternative to copy/paste from > Word... > > -Lise > > On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 1:33 PM, Fei Min Lorente <feimin.lore...@onsemi.com> > wrote: > > I'm working in FrameMaker 10 on Windows 7 and I cannot insert the infinity > symbol. According to the FrameMaker character set documentation, it is > Unicode 221E, but perhaps all that information is obsolete now. In any case, > I tried holding down Alt while I pressed +221e, and all I got was the Edit > menu. I can't find a keyboard shortcut for it. I resorted to getting the > symbol in Word and copying and pasting it into FrameMaker, but seriously, is > that what I have to do? Or do I have to create an equation and insert the > symbol? > > My colleague is also working in FrameMaker 10 on Windows 7 and she can't use > the keyboard shortcuts (such as ctrl-q shift-8 to get a TM symbol). She gets > other characters instead. She's resorted to copying and pasting from Word, > and those all work except for the infinity symbol. All the information I've > found on the internet has been for FrameMaker 7 or older. Can anyone tell me > what to do for FrameMaker 10? > > Fei Min Lorente > > Senior Technical Communicator > > Medical and Wireless Division > > feimin.lore...@onsemi.com > > +1 519-884-9696 ext. 2229 | Waterloo office > > +1 519-831-4931 | mobile > > +1 905-631-5724 | fax > > www.onsemi.com  Links: ------  http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/221e/index.htm  http://www.onsemi.com/
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