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Character code point additions for Cyrillic, CE, and Baltic (FrameMaker 7.2)

Character code point additions for Cyrillic, CE, and Baltic (FrameMaker 7.2)

What’s covered


Dialog boxes

Inter-operability with other platforms and earlier versions of FrameMaker

In Adobe FrameMaker 7.2p158 (Windows) and FrameMaker 7.2p156 (Unix) , support for several characters on the Cyrillic, Central European and Baltic Codepages for Windows was added.

The following table includes the list of characters added with their corresponding shortcuts:

Standard Name Unicode
Hex Code
Hex Code
Ansi Code FrameMaker Short Cut Codepage
CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER GJE 0403 xa1 0129 Control+q ! Windows 1251 (Cyrillic)
CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER DZHE 040F xde 0143 Control+q ^ Windows 1251 (Cyrillic)
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER DJE 0452 xdf 0144 Control+q _ Windows 1251 (Cyrillic)
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER KJE 045C xfd 0157 Control+q } Windows 1251 (Cyrillic)
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z WITH ACUTE 0179 xde 0143 Control+q ^ Windows 1250 (Central Europe)
LATIN SMALL LETTER T WITH CARON 0165 xfd 0157 Control+q } Windows 1250 (Central Europe)
CEDILLA 00B8 xde 0143 Control+q ^ Windows 1257 (Baltic)
MACRON 00AF xfd 0157 Control+q } Windows 1257 (Baltic)

The Frame Hex code values are the codes that represent the character internally to FrameMaker. If you use Maker Markup Language (MML) or another program that creates files in Maker Interchange Format (MIF), then you may need to refer to the Frame Hex codes from time to time.

You can type the characters in a document by using their ANSI number:

1. Press Num Lock to make the numeric keypad active.

2. Hold down the Alt key while typing the ANSI number (including the leading zero) using the keys on the numeric keypad.

You need to use an appropriate font to display these characters correctly. If you use characters from the Cyrillic code page, then you need to use the corresponding cyrillic font, for exmaple, Times New Roman CYR.


FrameMaker does not provide full support for these codepages, only for these codepoints. You can enter these characters in a document and use them only for display, print and PDF file creation. However, you cannot use these characters for PDF bookmarks or with the Save as HTML or Save as XML functions.

These codepoints are also not supported with WebWorks Publisher Standard Edition 8.0 and for RTF Import/Export.

You cannot copy and paste these characters to or from other applications.

FrameMaker does not have dictionary or spell-check support for the languages supported by these code pages.

Dialog Boxes

You can enter these characters in the dialog boxes using the ANSI code only if Windows is running in the same locale. Windows must be running in the same locale for correct display of these characters in the dialog boxes. For example, for entering characters from Cyrillic codepage in the Find/Change dialog, Windows needs to be started in the Cyrillic Locale.

Inter-operability with other platforms and earlier versions of FrameMaker

These characters will not display correctly when you move your document between different platforms or to earlier versions of FrameMaker. But you will be able to move your document to another platform or version, and then back to the platform and version you used to create the document without loss of these characters.

We have remapped the character code xfd (hungarumlaut) which could earlier be entered using Control+q }. This character is no longer supported and will be remapped, if present in an earlier document.