Re: Chess symbols, ZWJ, Opentype and holly type ornaments.

From: Tom Gewecke (
Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 11:13:54 EDT

>Suppose that one wishes to produce a chess diagram in a Unicode compliant
>manner in a document produced using Word 97 running on either a Windows 95
>platform or a Windows 98 platform, with a view also to save the document as
>plain text. One way to do that would be to use a chess fount which is
>mapped to my collection of code points for a chess fount. I would be
>interested to know of how, if at all, that could be done in a document
>produced using Word 97 running on either a Windows 95 platform or a Windows
>98 platform using regular Unicode or XML.

For someone unfamiliar with Windows and Word 97, are these proposed
operations (inputting PUA character sequences, saving them as UTF-8 plain
text, opening and correctly reading the document produced) technically
possible on the systems mentioned, assuming you have an appropriate font?

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