Re: Unicode and Word

From: Mark E. Davis (
Date: Sat Jan 01 2000 - 22:29:58 EST

It's not trivial at all. I'm afraid that I can't be much help. On Windows,
I actually use FrontPage for most of my documents, so that I can post them
without worrying about conversion gremlins. For Unicode character there, I
just switch to HTML to type in the character code if I know it (e.g.
π for PI - π) , or keep the CharMap program always up in the corner
for visual selection. Unfortunately, you can't just hit a button in the
CharMap to have it go into the program (you have to copy and paste also).

I know on the Mac there are simple visual editors (like Resedit) that let
you make a keyboard with whatever characters you want on them.You with a
command key you can switch to for typing different characters. There are
probably similar programs available on Windows, but you'd have to search
them out. I will post this also to the Unicode mailing list; perhaps
someone there can help.


Bill Mallon wrote:

> Mark-
> I hope this question isn't too trivial for you. I write material about
> the Olympics and for the International Olympic Committee and have been
> hampered by lack of support in ASCII for many of the foreign
> diacriticals. Unicode is a perfect solution. I do have Microsoft Word
> 2000 and Visual FoxPro 6.0 which is how I input most of the data. Is
> there any shorthand way to insert a Unicode character in those programs
> short of going into Insert->Symbol, and choosing the appropriate
> Unicode?
> Thank you for your time.
> Bill Mallon

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