Re: Identifying a Unicode character

Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 09:09:36 EDT

On 08/17/2000 06:08:59 AM "David J. Perry" wrote:

>If I receive a Word document created with a font I don't have, and my
>Unicode fonts (even Lucida Sans Unicode or Arial Unicode) don't have that
>character, is there any way to find out what Unicode value underlies the
>little rectangle that is displayed? Then I could look up the value and
>find out what the character is supposed to be. I know how to get Word to
>convert a hex number into a real Unicode character--but can one do the

Sure, it's not that hard. I've got a macro all ready for that, part of a
collection I put together a couple of years ago. I hadn't put it online
because there were various improvements I wanted to make, but someone else
has put them on the web (whether I'm ready or not!). So, go to and download the macros
package from there.

- Peter

Peter Constable

Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
Tel: +1 972 708 7485
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