RE: How can I have OTF for MacOS

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Tue Nov 25 2003 - 12:51:58 EST

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    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: []
    On Behalf
    > Of Michael Everson

    > Microsoft Office on OS X does not support Unicode.

    My understanding is that Word for Mac in MS Office Mac versions since
    Office 98 have used the same file format as Windows versions -- Word 97
    and later. That means that Word for Mac can read files containing any
    Unicode characters. Input and rendering, however, are limited to legacy
    codepages supported by the Mac OS. Thus, e.g. you should be able to work
    with Chinese text (at least some Chinese characters), but you wouldn't
    be able to work with Ethiopic text.

    Peter Constable
    Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
    Microsoft Windows Division

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