Wow! Thanks to everyone who replied. I'm sorry I've taken so long to close this thread, but other work got in the way, and there were so many things to try! I don't think I got to them all, but here is what worked for me on my colleague's virtual machine:
* Copy the infinity symbol from a Word document and use Paste Special > Rich Text Format in FrameMaker. If I use a regular paste, I get a question mark. * Copy the infinity symbol from the Windows character map (Programs>Accessories>System Tools) and use Paste Special. But Winfried has a warning that the Windows Character Map might show characters that are not part of the font you're using. * Alt+0165 as blogged by Matt Sullivan, which gave me a yen symbol, and then I applied the Symbol font. I was trying 221E and I think Heiko Haida tried to explain that I can't produce characters over 00FF hex without modifying my Windows, so thanks for the alternate ANSI code, Matt. Fei Min From: Matt Sullivan [mailto:sullivanma...@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 6:07 PM To: Paul Wilbraham Cc: Fei Min Lorente; email@example.com Subject: Re: Cannot insert the infinity symbol and other special character problems I was able to use the info in the FrameMaker Character Sets doc to insert using ANSI code 0165. The "trick" is to set the font to Symbol. For a writeup on this, and link to the Fm7 and Fm9 PDFs (I couldn't see a difference, but who knows...) see http://mattrsullivan.com/blog/fm/insert-infinity-char/ -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11<http://framemaker11book.com/> P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | m...@mattrsullivan.com<mailto:m...@mattrsullivan.com> @mattrsullivan<http://twitter.com/mattrsullivan> linkedIn<http://www.linkedin.com/in/mattrsullivan> facebook<http://www.facebook.com/mattrsullivan> mattrsullivan.com<http://mattrsullivan.com/> On Feb 14, 2014, at 5:38 AM, Paul Wilbraham <paul.wilbra...@m-ais.com<mailto:paul.wilbra...@m-ais.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 According to the FrameMaker character set documentation, it is Unicode 221E, but perhaps all that information is obsolete now.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?
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