I'm on Windows XP Home.

I noticed that on the Web, you can find "ranges" of
Unicode characters to download, as single fonts. I
first thought I just had to load one single Unicode
font and than all glyphs would be at hand when using
the function "Insert / Special Characters" in Word, be
it Tibetan, Amerindian or Braille. It seems like it
doesn't work this way. So I don't know exactly what I
should do. At the moment, the Insert function just
proposes me some Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic, Hebraic,
Symbol codes (does this mean that other codes weren't
at hand in release 2.1, or just that the font
currently used is a subset of Unicode 2.1 ?) and
that's about all. So I suppose I should load all
range-fonts one by one (how many are they ?), and
before doing an Insert / Special character, changing
to the font I would like to use. In that case, of
course the macros would be much more complicated to
write, because you had to add such tests as (for

- if the code is in the range[x,y], than first change
to font F, supposing font Z is at hand
- if it's in the range[x',y'], then tell the user, one
way or another, that he forgot to install font F'
- etc.

Then probably the different fonts wouldn't belong to
the same release, etc.

--- "Mark J. Reed" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> What operating system are you running?  Windows 9x?
> Even there
> I don't know why Unicode would generate a disk space
> warning; does it
> default to UCS-4 or something silly like that?
> Windows NT 4.x, 2000, XP,
> and 2003 all use UTF-8 natively.  Disk space is not
> a big concern.
> Anyway, Unicode isn't a piece of software you
> download and install.
> It's a specification to which other software
> conforms (or, more often,
> doesn't conform, but that situation is improving).
> All you need in
> order to display Unicode 4.x glyphs is a font that
> includes the desired
> glyphs and their Unicode 4.x mappings.  You don't
> need anything more
> from the word processor or operating system than
> what is required for
> Unicode 2.x.
> -Mark

Philippe Caquant

"High thoughts must have high language." (Aristophanes, Frogs)

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