Re: How can I have OTF for MacOS

From: Christopher John Fynn (
Date: Tue Nov 25 2003 - 14:05:24 EST

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     "Michael Everson" <> wrote:

    > 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.

    Do the characters actually get converted to underscore characters or do they
    simply get displayed with an underscore glyph?

    > >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.

    In the MS Windows version of Word it has long been possible to write macros to
    input Unicode characters using VBA. Doesn't this work on the Mac version?

    > 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 * *

    - Chris

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