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on Jan 26, 2006 at 10:39:26 am

Anyone know how to add an UPUNKT (that's the two-dot symbol over a vowel in German) into a word in Motion?

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Jim Kanter
Re: Upunkt
on Jan 26, 2006 at 1:30:03 pm

2 ways:

A. Select the Text Tool in Motion and start entering the non-accented text. When you reach the point where you need to add an accented character do the following:

1. Bring up the Character Palette (Blue Apple Menu > System Preferences > International > Input Menu). I usually activate both it and the Keyboard Viewer and put them in the menu bar.

2. Choose the Accented Latin category on the left.

3. Scroll down to the character you want and double click it. This will insert the accented character at the insertion point in your Motion text.

B. If the font you are using doesn't include the accented characters you need:

1. Enter the text without the accent.

2. Create a separate object consisting of 2 periods (full stops if you're in a British-influenced country) and position it directly above the character(s) needing the accent.

3. Adjust tracking and size as necessary.

4. Put the text object and the accent object in a separate layer to group them together.

Jim Kanter,
Digital Film Institute

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Mark Spencer
Re: Upunkt
on Jan 27, 2006 at 1:19:47 am

It's an UMLAUT, and to put one over a U, type Option-U, then U.

Mark Spencer
Freelance Editor/Producer
Apple-certified instructor, Final Cut Pro and Motion
Author, Motion Visual Quickstart Guide from Peachpit Press (coming soon)

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