FW: Various Unicode character sets in ONE MS Access'97 database f ield

From: Magda Danish (Unicode) (v-magdad@microsoft.com)
Date: Tue Feb 08 2000 - 13:07:08 EST

Can anyone out there respond to this inquiry. Thanks.

Magda Danish
Administrative Director
The Unicode Consortium

-----Original Message-----
From: museum@proxy.sm.unacs.bg [mailto:museum@proxy.sm.unacs.bg]
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2000 5:26 AM
To: info@unicode.org
Subject: Various Unicode character sets in ONE MS Access'97 database

Dear Sirs,

My name is Atanas Kiriakov. I am an archaeologist in a regional
museum, not a professional programmer, but I have a good working
knowledge of Access and so I am responsible for the museum
information system. The only obstacles I've met so far concern the
"Bibliography" database, where in ONE field I have to enter
letters from the Bulgarian, English, French, Greek, Turkish...
alphabets. When I tried to do it trough InsertSymbol or Character
Map, all the previously entered characters converted into the code
page of the inserted symbol.

For the time being I've resorted to a TTF of my own - using Font
Monger I replaced the useless characters with all the letters I
need, but this is not an universal solution and it does create
some minor sorting problems. I insert these symbols with the key
combination "Alt+character_code". Is there a key combination for
inserting an Unicode character trough its hexadecimal code while
writing in an Access 97 database field? And if this is not
possible under Windows 98 / Access 97, could it be done under some
other operating system and/or other DBMS?

Please, help us with professional consultation.

Thank You in advance.

Atanas Kiriakov, Museum of History, 4700 Smolyan, Bulgaria


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