Re: Unicode and Word

From: Paul Keinanen (
Date: Tue Jan 04 2000 - 02:49:50 EST

On Sat, 1 Jan 2000 19:25:18 -0800 (PST), "Mark E. Davis"
<> wrote:

>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.
>&#x03c0; for PI - ?) , 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).

On Windows NT there is the good old UniPut program from the early
90's, which resembles the CharMap, but is easier to use. You can have
multiple Unicode character ranges (e.g. Latin and Cyrillic)
simultaneously visible and drag & drop each character from the Lucida
Sans Unicode font into a Unicode enabled application.

In the soon to be released Windows 2000, there is various IMEs (Input
Method Editors) for Far East languages. For other languages, the
on-screen keyboard (under the accessibility accessories for disabled
people) is a nice guide for remembering the keys if you are switching
between multiple input languages with various keyboard layouts. You
can also enter text by clicking at the on-screen keyboard with the
mouse. The on-screen keyboard seems to be made by Madenta, so you
might check if they have similar products for other environments.


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