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How to add an "Umlaut" and other special characters to text?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello, I need to create a label and show English and other languages.  I've been able to do a translation in Google and add that to the text, but it keeps getting tripped up on the "Umlaut" - (an "A" with two dots over it)

and other special characters.  I'll get most of the letters to display, but when it gets to the "Umlaut", I just get a rectangle in the text.

Is there a way to add special characters to text?   Thanks

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Re: How to add an "Umlaut" and other special characters to text?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

In Windows

1) Make sure you use a font that has the character/glyph mapped (I tend to use "Arial Unicode MS" font - but apparently that is no longer distributed by MS - search the web for it)

2) Start Menu -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Character map

3) scroll till you find the glyph of interest - then click on it

4) Click on "Select"

5) Click on "Copy"

6) Paste into the NX text dialog

 

This should work in most any "recent" verison of NX (I forget when NX went to full Unicode support)

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled


Re: How to add an "Umlaut" and other special characters to text?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hey Ken,  After I created this post, I switched to a different font that was available and the special characters did display correctly.  Step 1 was the step that I had missed.  Thanks