6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2013 11:02 AM by Richard Gilpin
Richard Gilpin Level 2 (165 points)

I have forgotten what I knew once.  How do I view individual characters in a font?


Character Viewer does not show all the characters in my fonts.   Specifically I am looking for the ligature for "ffl" in Times.  


For comparison, years ago I found a particular character for a similar ligature:  ChrW(64258).   That was long enough ago that I do not now remember how I found that character.  


How do I find my way back to wherever I found ChrW(64258)?   TIA

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,165 points)

    In OS 10.6 you open Character Viewer and set View=Glyph and then select your font.


    If by chance you are using 10.7 or 10.8 and have posted in the wrong forum, then View=Glyph is no longer available, and you have to use another app like PopChar or Ultra Character Map to view characters by font.


    As far as I know, the Times font supplied by Apple does not have an ffl ligature, only fl.

  • Richard Gilpin Level 2 (165 points)

    Well, now the problem has come back.   One of my MS Word macros got corrupted somehow, and I need to reconstruct it.   If I understand the process correctly, I need a character number in the form "ChrW(64xxx)."  


    I open Character Viewer and view my fonts in "Glyph."  I selected the individual character that I want, but Character Viewer does not identify that character with a number in that form.  Instead it gives me a Unicode number and some other numbers that I do not recognize.  


    I tried to insert the Unicode number into my macro.   Word, though, does not accept that code in the macro.


    Is there a way now of getting a "ChrW" number out of Character Viewer?

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,165 points)

    What is the Unicode number of the character you are talking about?  I think you may just need to convert it from the standard hex to decimal.

  • Richard Gilpin Level 2 (165 points)

    Unicode:  FB02


    I don't know difference between "hex" and "decimal."

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,165 points)

    Try 64258


    Hex is base 16 (using the digits 0-9, a, b, c, d, e, f.  Decimal is base 10, using 0-9.



  • Richard Gilpin Level 2 (165 points)

    64528 works.  Thanks again!