And if this isn't too late to the party: Alt+236 produces the infinity symbol in the Arial font. Ctrl+q+4 produces the infinity symbol in the Symbol font (looks a bit bolded compared to Arial).
On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 3:59 AM, Davis, David <david.da...@invensys.com>wrote: > Fei Min, there's a bit of confusion going on here! > > When you say... > > > it is Unicode 221E, but perhaps all that information is obsolete now > > The Unicode standard is not obsolete, it is alive and well at > http://www.unicode.org :) It is not something defined by Adobe > FrameMaker or Microsoft Windows. > > > In any case, I tried holding down Alt while I pressed +221e > > The Windows operating system doesn't give you access to Unicode characters > by that method, so that's why that didn't work! :) > > The utility bundled with Windows to get to them is the venerable Character > Map tool (quickest way to launch it is press Windows+R, type "charmap" and > press return, and up it pops...) > Its search function is not very good though, and it doesn't show you the > characters unless the currently-selected font has a glyph for it - a bit > useless, really. > > If you want something a bit more rigorous and heavy duty for finding > exotic Unicode characters, I'd recommend the free Babel Map utility > http://www.babelstone.co.uk/Software/BabelMap.html > > Your method of cutting-and-pasting the character you want from Word isn't > so very wrong though! - with either Character Map or Babel Map, that is > still the method you have to use: find your character in the utility, then > copy and paste it into Frame. > (The reason in may go wrong in Word is because Word might be showing a > character using a 'Dingbat' font, which substitutes a different glyph for a > different character... so when Frame renders that character with a > different font, you don't get the glyph you were expecting). > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:33:50 +0000 > From: Fei Min Lorente <feimin.lore...@onsemi.com> > To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> > Subject: Cannot insert the infinity symbol and other special character > problems > Message-ID: > <422cbc2f0af7d24985d811d2e556f3f00ea9a...@onwater54m.ad.onsemi.com > > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" > > 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<mailto: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<http://www.onsemi.com/> > > -------------- next part -------------- > An HTML attachment was scrubbed... > URL: < > http://lists.frameusers.com/pipermail/framers/attachments/20140213/39cd9421/attachment-0001.html > > > > *** Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail, including any associated or > attached files, is intended solely for the individual or entity to which it > is addressed. This e-mail is confidential and may well also be legally > privileged. If you have received it in error, you are on notice of its > status. 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