FrameMaker 8 certainly does handle fonts differently from earlier versions.
It is a Unicode application and such changes in character mappings is a major
area to watch out for when migrating any document to FrameMaker 8 that
uses characters in fonts that are not mapped correctly. All the Wingding,
Webding, and similar symbolic fonts from Microsoft attempt to remap non-ASCII
characters down to the ASCII and western Latin character range and can cause
problems such as that which you are experiencing. Similar problems (and even
worse) occurred in Microsoft programs when they started supporting Unicode.

        - Dov

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leo Paoletti
> Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 1:44 PM
> To: framers at
> Subject: Font issue after upgrading to Framemaker 8
> I upgraded to FM 8 this week and noticed something strange. In my
> template I have a paragraph style for a special bullet. The bullet is a
> character from the Webdings font set.
> In FM 8, when I apply this bullet paragraph style, a different Webdings
> character is now used for the bullet than had been used in FM 7.2.
> Does anyone have an idea of what is happening? I don't think my Webdings
> font changed. Is FM 8 handling fonts in a different way? It looks like I
> need to change the paragraph style and apply the template to my existing
> documents.
> Thanks for any help you can provide.
> Leo
> =====
> Leo Paoletti
> Manager, User Education
> Kinaxis
> 700 Silver Seven Road
> Ottawa, ON, Canada K2V 1C3

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