RE: How can I have OTF for MacOS

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Nov 25 2003 - 13:26:11 EST

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    At 09:51 -0800 2003-11-25, Peter Constable wrote:

    >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.

    It doesn't work. They seem always to get converted into underscores.

    >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.

    I don't know about Chinese, but it appears that one is limited to
    WorldScript. Word hasn't been updated for Mac OS since 2001.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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