Old old FrameMaker files missing fonts/characters

I have a HUGE collection of FrameMaker files, created on a SUN system in vers 3.5. When we open in 5.5, or the new 9 (PC) there are fonts missing (being replaced) ie times helvetica, & new century schoolbook we have purchased and installed these fonts, but it still claims they are missing. (we now have zaph dingbats working) I have read about the .ini files, my next step is to try that, however, the CHARACTERS that are missing are Cyrillic, will editing the .ini files help this problem?..oh and many of the files are "view only"...our final working document will be liked pdf files...have we missed anything?

The easiest explanation is that the font names and font mapping has changed from the Sun mapping  to the Windows system, which ini file editing may help, but I suspect you ahve a larger problem.
It's almost certain that the old files are using Cryllic characters from the FrameMaker character set.
Frame went to Unicode support in version 8, which basically means that if you're going to use FM 9 on the project (which you should, because of the Unicode support -- it makes them portable), that you're going to have to map the existing Cryllic characters to the corresponding Unicode Cryllic character.
Which also means that the fonts you've purchased had better include the Unicode characters -- which they may not. They probably do if they were crafted recently, but it's worth checking that detail now, before you jump in. Older fonts may not support Unicode.
The read-only setup in the old files is probably because someone locked them down so they couldn't be altered OR a bit or two got corrupted over the years. If that's what happened, try Esc F l k (the l = lower case L) to see if that fixes it.

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