Tobin Nellhaus wrote:
> WordPerfect can save text as Unicode -- have you tried writing your
> document in WordPerfect and saving it that way?
The problem is that WP does not have "long-s" character (and many
others in the Latin based Unicode subset) at all, so
I can't type them in WP.
> Otherwise, according to
> the documentation, it may not automatically recognize a text as being in
> Unicode (though when you import it, WP should give you a message to confirm
> file format, at which point you can select Unicode).
It recognizes the Unicode text from MSWord without problems.
What it does (and does it *silently*) is replacing unsupported
characters with a "space" character. I can understand (and forgive)
the fact that WP does not have all characters from Unicode - but
it should at least tell me "3 characters have not been recognized"
and mark them clearly.
A list of Unicode characters which are treated in this way
during import would be quite enough. I could then run the text
through a conversion script to replace those characters
with &entities;, then edit/tag and save it in WP, and then
convert the &entities; back to UTF-8 characters.
> If that doesn't do the trick, then your best bet is to bring the question
> to the WordPerfect SGML newsgroup, at
> news://cnews.corel.com/corel.wpoffice.sgml. This is a peer group, and
> volunteers from CNET provide the main source of advice and can notify Corel
> when they find a true bug -- Corel itself doesn't monitor the newsgroup.
Thank you. I may try it - but I have just thought about a way
to generate a list like that myself. If it works, I will put
it on the Web for others.