I am working on an Urdu/Arabic document which has couple of numbered lists.
The font which I am using is Jameel Noori Nastaleeq.
The number in the list are in Urdu script, however, I want teh numbers to be circled. Circled Numbered Lists to be precie.
The good part is that the font contains glyphs from 1 till 287 all of them circled and each of them have a unicode value.
The bad part is that there is no way you can type those values except using its unicode values.
The problem I am facing is that how do I change the existing numbers in the numbered list to the circled numbered list. Grep i dont think will work. Script may work but I have not clue of scripts.
Any suggestion/help would be appreciated.
I have attached two sample files.
In the lack of fitting circles I have done the following workaround with normal fonts for my numbers in circles:
Thanks for the suggestion. Currently I am using a similar method as described by you as a workaround. I was looking for something simpler as the font which I am using has bulleted numbers each with individual unicode value. I will try your method as well as it seems to be a good option.
If the characters are in fact part of the font, you can insert them by using the Glyphs panel in InDesign. Just choose Window > Type and Tables > Glyphs. Then double click on the character to insert it into the text frame. A better approach however would be to apply a bulleted list to the text and then define the appropriate character as the bullet character.
Thanks for the reply. I can do that, however, I wanted something automatic.
It will apply the circles with the click of a button if you create a style. Not sure how much more automatic you want it to be.