Re: Mac Unicode question

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Oct 01 2002 - 17:16:11 EDT

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    At 10:22 -0600 2002-10-01, John H. Jenkins wrote:

    >On X, any (non-Classic) application can use Windows TrueType fonts.
    >Carbon applications which do not explicitly use ATSUI or MLTE are
    >limited in how much of the font they can use. Cocoa apps are pretty
    >much able to do anything.

    One wishes that Word for OS X, or AppleWorks for OS X, or InDesign
    for OS X, allowed one to input text in Unicode. But one step at a
    time, I guess. :-)

    Actually, InDesign lets you paste Unicode text from a TextEdit RTF
    document, but for instance Devanagari ligatures are undone. Maybe you
    could typeset Polish text this way but there are certainly
    limitations. You can't use a keyboard layout to enter text anyway.

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