RE: How can I publish a multi-lingual Access 2000 database on the

From: Chris Pratley (
Date: Wed Jan 05 2000 - 15:16:09 EST

Alan, do you think you could point me to the page that said Access can only
use one font? This is incorrect. There is a setting Tools/Options/View, then
Dual fonts support. Check the box for "Use substitution font". This font
will be used when the primary font cannot support the glyph. I usually stick
Arial Unicode MS in here. It is only used when the sheet font can't support
the primary font, so it is not used much.

Chris Pratley
Microsoft Office Program Manager

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Wood []
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2000 1:44 AM
To: Unicode List
Cc: 'David Bennett'
Subject: RE: How can I publish a multi-lingual Access 2000 database on the

David Bennett [] asked:

> I also am having trouble getting Access 2000 to support Asian fonts
> in the first place. Any advice is appreciated, thanks!

I am not an Access expert, but I recently read the pages on Microsoft's Web
site about multilingual aspects of Office 2000 and as far as I remember it
said that an Access database can use only one font. The latest versions of
Arial, Times New Roman and Courier New include Latin, Cyrillic, Greek,
Arabic and Hebrew characters, but if you want to use Asian fonts you
probably need to install international support and use Arial Unicode MS,
which is claimed to include all of the characters in the Unicode 2.0
standard. Unfortunately, it is huge (around 23 Mbytes) and slows down most
people's computers. Also, it is only supplied with Microsoft's Office 2000
range of products, so many people will not have it.

You can find information about other TrueType fonts that support multiple
Unicode ranges at:

Alan Wood
Documentation Writer / Web Master
Context Limited
Electronic publishers of UK and EU legal and official documents (work) (personal)

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