Re: How can I have OTF for MacOS

From: John Jenkins (
Date: Tue Nov 25 2003 - 22:42:30 EST

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    On Nov 25, 2003, at 12:05 PM, Christopher John Fynn wrote:

    >> 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?

    They get converted.

    >>> 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 never tried it, but I'm doubtful. The problem here is that Word on
    the Mac currently forces documents to contain no Unicode characters
    which cannot be displayed with QuickDraw text.

    John H. Jenkins

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