Illustrator 'registered trademark' key.....

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by mikebatho, May 23, 2006.

  1. mikebatho macrumors 6502a

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    In Illustrator, what's the key combo to get the little R in a circle up, for 'registered'.....?
     
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  3. mikebatho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, that just gives me a cap A with some symbol above...

    I'm in Carlos......
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    You don't have your caps lock on by any chance?
    In most fonts, Shift+Option+R gives a cap A with a carat.
     
  5. mikebatho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, tried all variations....

    I can't find it on an old document to copy over either......
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    You need some kind of utility to see the whole character set.

    Do you have Art Director's Toolkit? It comes free on all PowerMacs. There'll also be a host of other in the font utility section on Versiontracker.com.

    Of course, the other possibility is that there isn't one in the set and you may have to create your own which would only take a couple of seconds.
     
  7. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Open up Keyboard Viewer and look on there. If you hold down option, you'll see the keys change on the viewer. This may help you find it.

    You can access Keyboard Viewer if you have your flag in the menu bar, or by going to "International" in System Preferences, and clicking on the "Input Menu" tab, and making sure "Keyboard Viewer" and "Show input menu in menu bar" are checked.
     
  8. mikebatho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, don't have Art directors toolkit & can't find keyboard viewer.

    I can make one easily, but thought it would be handy to remember.

    Don't want to go downloading stuff from version tracker at work - don't even think the company firewall will let me.....

    Rats.
     
  9. skunk macrumors G4

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    Spotlight it.
     
  10. mikebatho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    "no results found"
     
  11. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Can you get it to work in *any* font? Try Times. If that doesn't work, then it's a problem with Illustrator. If it does, then it's a problem with the font.
     
  12. skunk macrumors G4

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    Like tobefirst said, go to System Prefs, open International, click on Input Menu, select Keyboard Viewer.
     
  13. mikebatho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Got it. Sorted.

    It's just my luck that the half or dozen or so fonts I tried ALT R with didn't work.

    It is ALT R on many. Thanks for your time.......
     
  14. KimmyP macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same issue on Illustrator creating the registered trademark symbol, I have my font set as Times but there is just an error sound whenever I try
     
  15. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    If you just go to the Type menu and choose 'Glyphs' then you'll be able to see the entire character set for the whole font you're using. Just double-click the character you're looking for and it will be placed at the text insertion point.
     
  16. KimmyP macrumors newbie

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    YES Thankyou!!
     
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  18. bit density macrumors 6502

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    Illustrator, and before that PageMaker specifically followed by Freehand Adobe and Aldus found solutions that "worked" in the reality of how things worked. There are several general solutions. First is that the font is sufficient. That practically didn't work at all in the beginning. And still doesn't work. Many font designers were most interested in Upper and Lower case A-Z and 1-0. Followed by a small set of symbols, periods question marks and such. But very incomplete. There was a very high desire for USERS to use these fonts because they were inexpensive and interesting. Complete well made fonts were simply very expensive.

    A big part of this was solved by the development of the Symbol font which allowed the use of symbols in many different fonts where those symbols didn't exist. While the font was "wrong" and didn't necessarily matched the flavor of the basic font, it worked at all which was important.

    Unicode was a bigger solution because it meant that fonts would be large enough to include glyphs for all kinds of things predictably.

    And there are tons of other things, ligatures and swashes and characters that don't fit in their boxes correctly and change character depending on the characters next to them.

    Time to allow better fonts to be created. Ton's of fonts have been created, and many designers getting paid for or otherwise motivated is difficult. Font availability and cost for experimentation and use has been very difficult. Fonts have very interesting attributes. The get reused all the time. The become identities for designers and companies. They live a very long time once created. It's not easy to do them well.

    At the end of the day not every font having an ® character is merely an indicator to the rat's nest you expose when dealing with fonts. I lived through the development of a ton of this, in the eye of the storm, and it's definitely not easy. But it is fun.
     

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