All: I recently needed to show actual key caps in some documentation. After a plea on austechwriters and googling around, I was able to find three keycaps fonts, one shareware and not very aesthetic, and two of unknown provenance, probably copyright. But they all exhibit the same baffling behaviour, so I'll just use one for the following examples.
If Character Map is set to the keycaps font and I select the characters corresponding to A B C a b and c , I get the A B C Alt Return and CapsLock key caps in the Characters To Copy box. Copying these characters from Character Map and _pasting_ into FrameMaker retains these characters. But, if I create a character or paragraph format set to use the keycaps font, and then _type_ A B C a b and c , I get A B C A B and C, except that the second lot of caps are slightly smaller, like small capitals. Re-applying the keycaps character and paragraph formats makes no difference -- the a b c characters stay stubbornly alphabetic and do not display as Alt Return and CapsLock. What is the reason for this odd behaviour and can anyone suggest a workaround other than copying from Character Map? Can anybody direct me to other keycaps fonts that behave correctly in FrameMaker**, preferably freeware (but I am prepared to pay a modest price out of my own pocket, even though it's my employers job). Regards, Hedley ** But Wordpad, Microsoft Word, and OpenOffice.org Writer display the correct characters when the paragraph or character format applies the keycaps font. So can someone at Adobe tell me why FrameMaker won't handle these fonts correctly as displayed in Character Map and in the font viewer when you double-click the font file in the Windows Font folder? -- Hedley Finger Technical Communications Tools & Processes Specialist MYOB Australia <http://myob.com/au> P.O. box 371 Blackburn VIC 3130 Australia 12 Wesley Court Tally Ho Business Park East Burwood VIC 3151 Australia <mailto:hedleyDOTfingerATmyobDOTcom> Tel. +61 3 9222 9992 x 7421, Mob. (cell) +61 412 461 558 ? MYOB Technology Pty Ltd 2006