WORKING WITH DOCUMENTS


Using Unicode to add special characters to documents
You can create or read documents that contain special characters that aren't found on your default keyboard, such as an ae dipthong (), a pound sign (), or a plus/minus sign (). To see these characters in your document, you may need additional Unicode-based fonts installed on your Windows operating system. IBM Lotus Notes comes with five different Monotype WorldType ™ fonts to install directly from the CD-ROM.

Macintosh users: You can use Unicode, but only using characters from your native character set. English Macintosh systems do not support the use of Unicode.

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To install Unicode fonts on your system

1. Insert the Lotus Notes CD-ROM.

2. Click Start > Programs > Windows Explorer.

3. Open the CD-ROM directory, and then open the Client folder.

4. In the Client folder, open the APPS\FONTS folder.

5. Double-click fonts.exe.

6. Specify a temporary directory to save any of the following Monotype WorldType fonts (for example, C:/Windows/Temp), and then click Unzip:

7. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel.

8. Open the Fonts folder.

9. Click File > Install New Font.

10. Specify the drive and directory where you saved the above fonts, choose any one of the fonts to install, and then click OK.

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To set up Lotus Notes to use Unicode fonts

If Unicode is not enabled, Lotus Notes attempts to display text using the native character set of your machine. Unicode is set to display by default.

1. Click File - Preferences - User Preferences.
Macintosh OS X users: Notes - Preferences - User Preferences.

2. Click Basics.

3. Click Default Fonts under Display Options.

4. Click a Monotype WorldType font for the default fonts.

5. Click OK, and then restart Lotus Notes.

To disable using Unicode, de-select Enable unicode display under Additional Options in Basics of User Preferences.

Note If you are having trouble seeing special characters in certain documents, see Why can't I see special characters in some documents when I have installed and enabled Unicode fonts?

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To add special characters to a document

You can use a compose sequence or an extended compose sequence to add a special character to a document, both of which are strings of keystrokes that produce the special character. A compose sequence string usually uses two characters and an extended compose sequence string uses multiple characters. There are also keyboard shortcuts for the Macintosh that you can use to create some special characters.

1. Put the document in Edit mode.

2. Click where you want to enter the special character.

3. Do one of the following using the information available in the tables below:

Note If there are key sequences for a character listed in the Compose sequence for Windows and Extended compose sequence for Windows and Macintosh columns, you can use either sequence to add the character.

View special character table by name of character or by extended compose sequence.

Special characters listed alphabetically by name of character
CharacterName of characterCompose sequence for WindowsKeyboard shortcut for the MacintoshExtended compose sequence for Windows and Macintosh
A acuteA+APOSTROPHE (')OPTION+E, then SHIFT+A0-181
a acutea+APOSTROPHE (')OPTION+E, then A0-160
A angstromA+ASTERISK (*)OPTION+SHIFT+A0-143
a angstroma+ASTERISK (*)OPTION+A0-134
A circumflexA+CARET (^)OPTION+SHIFT+M0-182
a circumflexa+CARET (^)OPTION+I, then A0-131
A graveA+ACCENT GRAVE (`)OPTION+ACCENT GRAVE (`), then SHIFT+A0-183
a gravea+ACCENT GRAVE (`)OPTION+ACCENT GRAVE (`), then A0-133
A tildeA+TILDE (~)OPTION+N, then SHIFT+A0-199
a tildea+TILDE (~)OPTION+N, then A0-198
A umlautA+QUOTATION MARK (")OPTION+U, then SHIFT+A0-142
a umlauta+QUOTATION MARK (")OPTION+U, then A0-132
AcuteOPTION+SHIFT+E0-239
AE dipthongA+EOPTION+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE (')0-146
ae dipthonga+eOPTION+APOSTROPHE (')0-145
Box drawings double down and horizontalBox drawings double down and horizontal0-203
Box drawings double down and leftBox drawings double down and left0-187
Box drawings double down and rightBox drawings double down and right0-201
Box drawings double horizontalBox drawings double horizontal0-205
Box drawings double up and leftBox drawings double up and left0-188
Box drawings double up and rightBox drawings double up and right0-200
Box drawings double verticalBox drawings double vertical0-186
Box drawings double vertical and horizontalBox drawings double vertical and horizontal0-206
Box drawings double vertical and leftBox drawings double vertical and left0-185
Box drawings double vertical and rightBox drawings double vertical and right0-204
Box drawings double up and horizontalBox drawings double up and horizontal0-202
Box drawings light down and horizontalBox drawings light down and horizontal0-194
Box drawings light down and leftBox drawings light down and left0-191
Box drawings light down and rightBox drawings light down and right0-218
Box drawings light up and horizontalBox drawings light up and horizontal0-193
Box drawings light up and leftBox drawings light up and left0-217
Box drawings light up and rightBox drawings light up and right0-192
Box drawings light verticalBox drawings light vertical0-179
Box drawings light vertical and horizontalBox drawings light vertical and horizontal0-197
Box drawings light vertical and leftBox drawings light vertical and left0-180
Box drawings light vertical and rightBox drawings light vertical and right0-195
C cedillaC+COMMA (,)OPTION+SHIFT+C0-128
c cedillac+COMMA (,)OPTION+C0-135
CedillaCOMMA (,)+COMMA (,)OPTION+SHIFT+Z0-247
centc+PIPE (|), or c+FORWARD SLASH (/), or C+PIPE (|), or C+FORWARD SLASH (/)OPTION+40-189
Center blockCenter block 0-254
Center dotCARET (^)+PERIOD (.)OPTION+SHIFT+90-250
CopyrightC+O, or c+o, or C+0, or c+0OPTION+G0-184
Dark shade blockDark shade block0-178
DegreeCARET (^)+0OPTION+SHIFT+80-248
DivisionCOLON (:)+HYPHEN (-)OPTION+FORWARD SLASH (/)0-246
Dotless i lowerDotless iOPTION+SHIFT+B0-213
Double underscoreDouble underscore 0-242
E acuteE+APOSTROPHE (')OPTION+E, then SHIFT+E0-144
e acutee+APOSTROPHE (')OPTION+E, then E0-130
E circumflexE+CARET(^)OPTION+I, then SHIFT+E0-210
e circumflexe+CARET (^)OPTION+I, then E0-136
E graveE+ACCENT GRAVE (`)OPTION+ACCENT GRAVE (`), then SHIFT+E0-212
e gravee+ACCENT GRAVE (`)OPTION+ACCENT GRAVE (`), then E0-138
E umlautE+QUOTATION MARK (")OPTION+U, then SHIFT+E0-211
e umlaute+QUOTATION MARK (")OPTION+U, then E0-137
em dashem dash0-196
Eth lowerd+HYPHEN (-)0-208
Eth UpperD+HYPHEN (-)0-209
Feminine ord.a+UNDERSCORE (_), or A+UNDERSCORE (_)OPTION+90-166
Full blockFull block0-219
German sharp, lowercases+sOPTION+S0-225
Greek mu, lowercaseFORWARD SLASH (/)+uOPTION+M0-230
Half1+20-171
HyphenHYPHEN (-)+EQUAL SIGN (=)0-240
I acuteI+APOSTROPHE (')OPTION+SHIFT+S0-214
i acutei+APOSTROPHE (')OPTION+E, then I0-161
I circumflexI+CARET (^)OPTION+SHIFT+D0-215
i circumflexi+CARET (^)OPTION+I, then I0-140
I graveI+ACCENT GRAVE (`)OPTION+ACCENT GRAVE (`), then SHIFT+G0-222
i gravei+ACCENT GRAVE (`)OPTION+ACCENT GRAVE (`), then I0-141
I umlautI+QUOTATION MARK (")OPTION+SHIFT+F0-216
i umlauti+QUOTATION MARK (")OPTION+U, then I0-139
Icelandic Thorn, lowercasep+HYPHEN (-)0-231
Icelandic Thorn, uppercaseP+ HYPHEN (-)0-232
Intl. Curr. X+O, or x+o, or X+0, or x+0OPTION+SHIFT+20-207
Inverted exclamationEXCLAMATION POINT(!)+EXCLAMATION POINT (!)OPTION+10-173
Inverted question markQUESTION MARK (?)+QUESTION MARK (?)OPTION+SHIFT+QUESTION MARK (?)0-168
Latin small letter F with hookLatin small letter F with hookOPTION+F0-159
Left angle quotesLESS THAN SIGN (<)+LESS THAN SIGN (<)OPTION+BACKSLASH (\)0-174
Light shade blockLight shade block0-176
Lower half blockLower half block0-220
Masculine ord.O+UNDERSCORE (_), or o+UNDERSCORE (_)OPTION+00-167
Medium shade blockMedium shade block0-177
Multiply signx+x, or X+X0-158
N tildeN+TILDE (~)OPTION+N, then SHIFT+N0-165
n tilden+TILDE (~)OPTION+N, then N0-164
O acuteO+APOSTROPHE (')OPTION+SHIFT+H0-224
o acuteo+APOSTROPHE (')OPTION+E, then O0-162
O circumflexO+CARET (^)OPTION+SHIFT+J0-226
o circumflexo+CARET (^)OPTION+I, then O0-147
O graveO+ACCENT GRAVE (`)OPTION+SHIFT+L0-227
o graveo+ACCENT GRAVE (`)OPTION+ACCENT GRAVE (`), then O0-149
O slashO+FORWARD SLASH (/)OPTION+SHIFT+O0-157
o slasho+FORWARD SLASH (/)OPTION+O0-155
O tildeO+ TILDE (~)OPTION+N, then SHIFT+O0-229
o tildeo+TILDE (~)OPTION+N, then O0-228
O umlautO+QUOTATION MARK (")OPTION+U, then SHIFT+O0-153
o umlauto+QUOTATION MARK (")OPTION+U, then O0-148
OverlineCARET (^)+HYPHEN (-)0-238
Paragraph symbolEXCLAMATION POINT (!)+pOPTION+70-244
Plus/MinusPLUS SIGN (+)+HYPHEN (-)OPTION+SHIFT+EQUAL SIGN (=)0-241
Pound signL+EQUAL SIGN (=), or l+EQUAL SIGN (=), or L+HYPHEN (-), or l+HYPHEN (-)OPTION+3 (in UK, SHIFT+3)0-156
Quarter1+40-172
RegisteredR+O, or R+0, or r+0OPTION+R0-169
Right angle quotesGREATER THAN SIGN (>)+GREATER THAN SIGN (>)OPTION+SHIFT+BACKSLASH (\)0-175
Section symbols+oOPTION+60-245
Space 0-255
Start of lineHYPHEN (-)+CLOSING BRACKET (])OPTION+L0-170
U acuteU+APOSTROPHE (')OPTION+SHIFT+SEMI-COLON (;)0-233
u acuteu+APOSTROPHE (')OPTION+E, then U0-163
U circumflexU+CARET (^)OPTION+I, then SHIFT+U0-234
u circumflexu+CARET (^)OPTION+I, then U0-150
U graveU+ACCENT GRAVE (`)OPTION+ACCENT GRAVE (`), then SHIFT+U0-235
u graveu+ACCENT GRAVE (`)OPTION+ACCENT GRAVE (`), then U0-151
U umlautU+QUOTATION MARK (")OPTION+U, then SHIFT+U0-154
u Umlautu+QUOTATION MARK (")OPTION+U, then U0-129
UmlautOPTION+SHIFT+U0-249
Upper half blockUpper half block0-223
Vertical line, brokenFORWARD SLASH (/)+SPACEBAR0-221
Y acuteY+APOSTROPHE (')0-237
y acutey+APOSTROPHE (')0-236
y umlauty+QUOTATION MARK (")OPTION+U, then Y0-152
YenY+EQUAL SIGN (=), or y+EQUAL SIGN (=), or Y+HYPHEN(-), or y+HYPHEN (-)OPTION+Y0-190
1 SuperscriptCARET (^)+10-251
2 SuperscriptCARET (^)+20-253
3 SuperscriptCARET (^)+30-252
3 quarters3+40-243

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