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Typing macon a and other glyphs

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Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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Hi, 

 

First time poster, but been using InDesign for years but ran across an issue. 

 

I'm trying to type a macron a "ā" in my document, but not having much luck. I am using a typeface that has the macron mark (Fiendstar) but I keep getting the pink X square. I have got Glyphs and can see the mark there but I have no idea how to access it. 

 

I'll have to do a find and replace as I have quite a few different glyphs throughout this document, so any time saver would be great. 

 

Thanks

Paddy

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Windows or Mac?

 

In Windows, open your Character Map utility (it's in your Windows Accessories folder, within the program list from your Start button) or use the keyboard shortcut Alt+257 from your keyboard's number pad.

 

On the Mac, open your Emoji and Symbols Character Viewer (keyboard shortcut Command+Control+Spacebar) click on the icon to the upper-right to expand the panel, select the Latin option in the list to the left and select your macron+a character in the panel.

 

Note that in either platform, getting that character is dependent on it being available in the font you're using. You may have to substitute a similar font to put that single character in your text.

 

This should get you what you're looking for.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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