Thank you Richard,
does it mean I can't just select a character and with a simple command get 
its ASCII displayed?
That's what I'm essentially after.

>From: "Combs, Richard" <richard.combs at>
>To: "Michael Zaichenko" <biozaichenko at>,<athloi at>
>CC: <framers at>
>Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 14:31:40 -0600
>Michael Zaichenko wrote:
> > Thanks Chris,
> > this seems to be a one way road: number into letter. How
> > about the other way around. I need to know what ascii or hex
> > number a certain letter is. I have a far too sophisticated
> > script that loops through characters and assigns them codes
> > and displays you a corresponding number. Is there a "natural"
> > way of getting this information?
>I may be misunderstanding the question (I'm not sure what you mean by
>"natural" or what your script is doing). But a character's ANSI or hex
>code doesn't change, so why do you need a way to determine it
>programmatically? It seems to me that your script just needs a reference
>source -- a text file or whatever -- where it can look this up. You may
>need to create this reference. :-)
>See Character_Sets.pdf (in the OnlineManuals subdirectory of your
>$FMHOME directory) for all the ANSI and hex code values for the
>FrameMaker character sets. If you have the full Acrobat, you might try
>saving this file as RTF. From there, judicious editing should yield a
>suitable reference text file.
>Richard G. Combs
>Senior Technical Writer
>Polycom, Inc.
>richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
>rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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