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Finding Unicode before evaluating IXGen

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Mar 23, 2017

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FM12 on Win7,

I have several hundred FM files and I am supposed to evaluate the IXGen tool for FM.

The IXGen documentation says that the tool damages unicode characters in FM files.

How do I detect unicode characters in these files, preferably with a range search on the Book?

Good news so far: the list of fonts in the Fonts pod does not contain the word "unicode"

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Finding Unicode before evaluating IXGen

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FM12 on Win7,

I have several hundred FM files and I am supposed to evaluate the IXGen tool for FM.

The IXGen documentation says that the tool damages unicode characters in FM files.

How do I detect unicode characters in these files, preferably with a range search on the Book?

Good news so far: the list of fonts in the Fonts pod does not contain the word "unicode"

Best regards,

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What version of IXGen?

Any tool that purports to support FM8 or later really needs to be Unicode-safe.

Even if the user body text is pure ASCII, I suspect that FM's own special "Frame Roman" characters (e.g. the bullet, for bulleted lists) are encoded as Unicode in FM8 or later, unless their \x## hex code exactly matches where that character ended up in the U+00## plane.

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@Bob Niland,

Thanks.

The latest version of IXGen.

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I'd reach out to Frank Sterns directly to see what he's talking about:

Frank Stearns Associates | makers of IXgen(tm) for FrameMaker(r)

franks@fsatools.com  1-435-275-8981  www.fsatools.com

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@Jeff_Coatsworth,

Thanks.

Been there, done that. He recommended FrameUsers; I'm working that now.

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