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Character set support and mapping in FrameMaker

Character set support and mapping in FrameMaker

Adobe FrameMaker supports only the character sets of roman fonts that use the ISO Latin-1 character set and the Asian character sets of Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. FrameMaker doesn’t support the character sets of other non-roman fonts (for example, Arabic, Hebrew, or Cyrillic), even when you use the appropriate language kit or localized version of the operating system. Languages that use such characters include Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and others.

In structured FrameMaker 7.0 documents or in FrameMaker+SGML 6.0 documents, characters are mapped to values in FrameMaker’s internal FMRoman character set. Unsupported characters appear as markers in the document and in structure view; however, their values are preserved. You can also map ISO public entities when you import or export a structured FrameMaker 7.0 document or a FrameMaker+SGML 6.0 document (see Appendix F of the Adobe FrameMaker 7.0 Structure Application Developer’s Guide Online Manual for more information). In addition, FrameMaker 7.0 supports the import and export of XML documents with Unicode UTF-8/UTF-16 characters. FrameMaker 7.0 retains all font encoding in XML documents.

FrameMaker maps ISO Latin-1 characters to its internal FMRoman character set. Some characters are reserved in FrameMaker’s internal character set. If you transfer files between platforms or applications, use only non-reserved characters in the supported character sets.

For more information about FrameMaker’s internal character set, reserved characters, and about character mapping during import and export, see the Adobe FrameMaker Character Sets Guide (Character_Sets.pdf) and the Adobe FrameMaker 7.0 Structure Application Developer’s Guide Online Manual (Structure_Dev_Guide.pdf, FrameMaker 7.0 only). For information on Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean features supported in Adobe FrameMaker, see Adobe FrameMaker 7.0 Chinese and Korean Features (Chinese_and_Korean_Features.pdf).�

All of these resources are located in the Adobe FrameMaker [version]OnlineManuals folder, or available from the Adobe website at .