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Windows 7: Message boxes cannot display trademark symbol

09 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Message boxes cannot display trademark symbol

I'm running company software that includes the trademark symbol in windows titles and message box titles (as part of the application name). It works fine on every machine except mine. Instead of the superscript "tm" I get "™". I've checked fonts and tried regional settings. I am either using US English or Canadian English. I have the same problem regardless. Anyone seen this before? Thanks.

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09 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

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as to your particular issue, it sounds like the programmer used OwnerDraw in the program window caption bar and message boxes. I don't recall any way of displaying superscripts in standard MessageBox windows functions without using OwnerDraw. Someone else may have run into it and perhaps they will respond. It's difficult to say because often when programmers want features not available in a standard MessageBox, they will either "subclass" it, or create just a Gui with buttons that looks like a MessageBox but is really just a window form. That way just about anything may be drawn on it.

All I can suggest is the basic diagnostics "one of these things is not like the others" and see if there's a difference in OS or 32 bit vs 64 bit. If others are using code pages etc..
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