Further information pointed out to me by my friend Sarah O'Keefe of Scriptorium Publishing Services.
The latest update of FrameMaker 7.2, p158, provides support for some additional characters when using the code page mapping hackery: The following is from the ReadmeForPatchp158.txt file accompanying the update: * Following is the list of characters added with their corresponding shortcuts. * Character with Code CodePage Ansi Code Shortcut Standard Name Hex Unicode Code * 0403 ? \xa1 Windows1251(Cyrillic) 0129 Control+q ! CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER GJE * 040F ? \xde Windows1251(Cyrillic ) 0143 Control+q ^ CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER DZHE * 0452 ? \xdf Windows1251(Cyrillic) 0144 Control+q _ CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER DJE * 045C ? \xfd Windows1251(Cyrillic) 0157 Control+q } CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER KJE * 0179 ? \xde Windows 1250(Central Europe) 0143 Control+q ^ LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z WITH ACUTE * 0165 ? \xfd Windows 1250(Central Europe) 0157 Control+q } LATIN SMALL LETTER T WITH CARON * 00B8 ? \xde Windows 1257(Baltic) 0143 Control+q ^ CEDILLA * 00AF ? \xfd Windows 1257(Baltic) 0157 Control+q } MACRON You need to use an appropriate font to display these characters correctly. For using characters from, lets say, Cyrillic code page, you needs to use the corresponding cyrillic font, e.g., Times New Roman CYR. - Dov > -----Original Message----- > From: frameusers.com On Behalf Of Dov Isaacs > Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 9:53 AM > To: Laura_J_Kirk at bd.com; Framers at FrameUsers.com > Subject: RE: Printing CE character tcaron to PDF > Importance: High > > LJK, > > I am very sorry if you think that I was trying to "put you > in your place" whatever that means. > > What I was explaining in my response was that the Adobe > Knowledgebase article to which you referred > <http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/324972.html> > has nothing to do with lapses in CE characters printing, > but rather a generic problem with any arbitrary text > failing to print. > > It is very important to understand that the CE characters > in question are not officially supported in FrameMaker's > character set. (I am NOT applauding that lack of support > and really hope that some future version of FrameMaker > fully supports Unicode!) > > Many users have been successful at coercing FrameMaker to > "support" CE and other character sets via Windows code page > hackery which effectively occurs when you use "other" > print drivers. The Adobe PDF PostScript print driver > instance reports "no fonts" to the operating system and > that may be why the CE characters specifically do not > print. > > - Dov > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Laura_J_Kirk at bd.com [mailto:Laura_J_Kirk at bd.com] > > Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 7:52 AM > > To: Dov Isaacs; Framers at FrameUsers.com > > Subject: RE: Printing CE character tcaron to PDF > > > > Well, I guess you put me in my place, eh? Nice job. I'll be > > sure not to try to guess why Framemaker is screwing up any more. > > > > By the way, in all that vituperative prose, did you actually > > explain why certain CE characters, which print properly, do > > not appear in PDF documents? > > > > Your explanation was a bit obtuse to me. Perhaps you could > > "dumb it down" > > for those of us who do not possess "the knowledge." > > > > > > ljk