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Posted on 2004-10-05
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In the old days we used alt-0153 for the trademark symbol, but updated using dreamweaver to ™ which is the html standard. Now somehow the trademark symbol will be replaced with the standard ascii capital T. This is extremely frustrating, and it seems to be an "out of the blue" occurrance. Anybody know what is causing this, or had similar situation. All the other symbols ( , ", etc..) don't seem to have a problem.
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Did you try this ™ instead of using ™

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no, but i have used &#153 which also works for a trademark. In design mode if you input alt-0153 dreamweaver will replace it with ™. this seems to work for awhile, but mysteriously, (sometimes weeks later) they'll be changed to capital t's. I'm not 100% sure it's DW that's doing it, but it's really the only editer we use. Do you know if i can change DW to use &#8482 instead of ™ as default when inputting alt-0153 from design mode. It really is a pain in the ass to have to switch back and forth between design and code view to enter a symbol.
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hmm... not too sure.... will try find out... :) on mine dreamweaver everything seems to work fine. Maybe instead of using alt-153 try do this.

At the top menu select INSERT >> HTML >> SPECIAL CHARACTERS >> OTHER... and a special characters table will come up, and you should see the "tm" character at the bottom. If you select from there, DW will give you ™ instead of ™

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there again it is a time issue. i wonder if there is a way to change the DW default from ™ to &#8424 when typing alt-0153 in design view. would save about 5 menu screens.....still don't know how it gets changed from ™ to a capital T though. I'm wondering if someone here occasionally opens a page in frontpage and in i'ts "infamous" wisdom changes it.

its a mystery.....
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Hi

To cut down the time, you may want to go to VIEW >> TOOLBARS >> INSERT (enable the INSERT toolbar)

Now you should see an INSERT toolbar in your DW window. At the TEXT tab of the INSERT toolbar you will find a "tm" symbol that you can insert into your web page.
If you don't see the "tm", there should be a dropdown list for more symbols.

This should decrease the time to browse for the "tm" symbol.

Is this better?
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Hi jkiefner

So do you like the solution I provided, did it made your life easier? or is there any other better way?
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I knew about the INSERT toolbar, and yes the tm is there. What i'm more concerned with though is what is changing my code. Even with Dreamweaver's autoformat function turned on, it won't change the tm's. I was hoping someone else has had this problem and discovered what or how there code was getting changed.
You have been a help though, give it a couple of days and see if anyone else has had this problem.  If not i'll give you the points.
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Sure no problem :)
May I know which version of DW you using? MX 2004?
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Hmm.... this will not actually solve your problem though, but it a even quicker way (may be you know already) by creating a short cut key for the "tm" symbol. You can go to EDIT >> KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS and follow through it from there....

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MX 2004, and the keyboard shortcut will work. Thanks for your help, i think it's just a quirk with the replaceing my code though. I am correct that "™" is the html standard right?
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Info on HTML specia characters
http://www.psacake.com/web/0302-b.asp

Check the support of ™ in browsers
http://www.htmlref.com/reference/appc/standard.htm

If you want to avoid browser incompatibilities then maybe you should look at this page and use image symbols rather then text symbols.
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/webimage/symbol/html/
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looks like the best bet is "&#153" thanks for your help, i'm gonna close this.
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