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Avid Xpress Pro / Media Composer and the Character Map

If you have tried typing in the title tool and all that you get is question marks then you need to make sure that your regional and languages are set up to except the fonts and characters you are tying to type. Follow these few steps and you will get the characters you ask for:

1. Go to Accessories in the system tools in windows XP.

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2. Check the Advanced tab and select the language that contains the character you are trying to type.
3. The next step is to open your regional and language set control panel Locate the character or letter you wish to use, highlight, hit select and copy. Click on the Advanced tab and select the language you are using from the list below. You may have to restart your computer at this time.

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4. Launch your Avid editing software and open your title tool. Position your mouse in the title creation area, and from the Edit Pulldown menu, paste.

You'll now see the character you selected in Character Map in your title tool don’t forget in the title tool, you have to select paste from the Edit pulldown menu; control V does not work.

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