You can define a code template that will allow you to easily introduce
that character or the character entity. See Options->Preferences --
Editor / Templates / Code Templates and you can insert a template
content by name using Document->Content Completion->Show Code Templates
then type the template name prefix to select it. You can configure a
shortcut for this, the default on Mac is CTRL+Shift+Space.
Note also that if you have a document containing a character entity then
if you pass that though an XSLT identity transformation then you will
get as output the actual character instead of the entity, if the output
encoding allows that.
oXygen is a Java application and some fonts are logical fonts, that
means they can use different real fonts for different character ranges.
Such a logical font is Monspaced for example but in your case, at least
on my Mac, it does not map that character to a font that renders it.
George Cristian Bina
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
On 8/26/11 8:27 PM, McAulay, Elizabeth wrote:
> Thank you both! I will probably stick with character entities.
> On Aug 26, 2011, at 6:13 AM, "Jens Østergaard Petersen"<[log in to unmask]
> m> wrote:
>> Hi Lisa,
>> UnicodeChecker<http://earthlingsoft.net/UnicodeChecker/> installs a
>> service that allows you to convert HTML entities like𓉐 to
>> 𓉐 (hi, does anybody see me?), in oXygen and other apps.
>> Syd's approach to use the Character Viewer (in the flag menu) is
>> probably the easiest if you wish to pick a hieroglyph from a list.
>> Hieroglyphs display nicely in apps like TextEdit and Nisus Writer.
>> If you set the default editor font to e.g. Aegyptus<http://users.teilar.gr/~g1951d/
>>> , you will see them in oXygen as well. oXygen does not know, like
>> native Mac OS apps, how to retrieve a font that renders a given
>> character if a font rendering the character in question is not
>> On Aug 26, 2011, at 2:57 AM, McAulay, Elizabeth wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm trying to enter some hieroglyphs into XML in oXygen and having
>>> some problems. I'm on Mac OS X. I've tried entering the glyph U
>>> +13250 through two different methods:
>>> 1. Unicode Hex from the Mac OSX, but it doesn't seem to recognize
>>> the five digits
>>> 2. Through the Edit> Insert from Character Map, it also seems to
>>> think that there is no code point of 13250
>>> I do have the right font installed and it's working in the browser.
>>> When I entered the hexadecimal entity reference it renders in the
>>> browser fine.
>>> Elizabeth "Lisa" McAulay
>>> Librarian for Digital Collection Development
>>> UCLA Digital Library Program
>>> email: emcaulay [at] library.ucla.edu