Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

To avoid a lot of Q & A about your hardware and OS configuration, please click on this link to
Edit System Specs

Filling this out, at least partially, will save a lot of time. Another advantage is when posting a new problem, the person answering can just click the My System Specs link in the bottom of your post. No need to search for the information.

If you have multiple systems just indicate that in the System Specs so that we know why many of the fields are blank.


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..
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Message boxes cannot display trademark symbol

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Microsoft to rebrand SkyDrive after losing trademark skirmish
Read more at: Microsoft to rebrand SkyDrive after losing trademark skirmish | ZDNet
NAS boxes, NAS Routers, and Torrent Boxes
I had difficulty using a NAS with torrent capabilities, mainly because I use Win 7, and also I could not replace the HD after it started to malfunction. Right now, I'm using an old notebook with XP and an external HD for torrents. This is a lot easier to manage because I can disconnect the HD...
Hardware & Devices
Microsoft loses 'SkyDrive' trademark case in EU
Read more at: Microsoft loses 'SkyDrive' trademark case in EU | ZDNet
Can we Customize message boxes.
Can I do something like this? Its on the attachment. I want to put a picture on my message boxes. Can we even do this?
TaskScheduler Display Message
I have created a task that displays a message on my children's computer that it is time to save and log off the computer. This gives them a last chance to save and warns them that time is almost up! However, the message gets lost in the game playing and does not get their attention. Is there a way...
General Discussion
Our Trademark!
Hello all. My brother and I have just been awarded the trademark for the logo of our website(s).
Chillout Room

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:38.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App