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Old May 19th, 2008, 10:24 AM   #1
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Is this font type included in Vegas 8 Pro?

I just ordered V8P, I'll need to add some texts to my video that has this accent mark "~". Is this available in V8P? I've been using a trial version of Vegas Movie Studio Platinum, and that "accent mark" is not included.

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Old May 19th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #2
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Vegas uses system fonts, it doesn't have its own set of fonts. Typically, to get special characters, you'd go (in XP) to your start menu | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Character Map, select the font you're using, find your special character on the chart, and copy and paste it into the titler.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 10:52 AM   #3
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Can I paste it to the "Credit Roll" ?

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Old May 19th, 2008, 11:21 AM   #4
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Character map gone

Seth,
I was readfing this post and decided to take a look at character map, just for information. It was not in the location you describe. So I went to the help files and it gave the very same instructions you did. But character map is not listed in that location. Any other way to find it?
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Old May 19th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #5
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Start - Programs - Accessories - System Tools - character map

And, yes, you can paste into the credit roll. One of my newsletters has an extensive article on the credit roll tool.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:37 PM   #6
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IIRC Character map may need to be installed (definitely can be uninstalled) via "settings/control panel/add remove programs/windows components. You'll need your original CD, but that should put you back on track!

BTW, realized that CM is buried in the windows components menus TOO, accessories and utilities, hit the detail button twice to dig down to the level where you can check the box!!
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Old May 20th, 2008, 03:00 AM   #7
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A really easy way to get the tilde character is to use ALT 0152 (remember to keep NUMLOCK ON). The downside is that it is a superscript tilde so you will have to adjust the size (which may or may not work for you, depending on how you want to use the tilde).

ALT character codes are extremely useful for things like and of course and .

Here is one of many tables showing what characters are available and how to use them. You can insert these special characters into any of the Vegas text generators, including the Credit Roll. Shame you can't use them as custom item separators in dual item entries though.

http://www.forlang.wsu.edu/help/keyboards.asp
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