From: Mustafa Jabbar (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jan 14 2004 - 03:12:54 EST
How about Bangla
At 08:01 AM 14-01-04, Han-Yi Shaw wrote:
>Indeed, as many of you have already heard from our public announcement
>last week, my team has indeed been hard at work making Office for
>Macintosh into a Unicode-throughout suite of applications. Following our
>public announcement, we have seen an overwhelmingly positive response from
>our international and multilingual user base concerning our long awaited
>Unicode support. Since much of this is now public information, allow me
>to share it with you as well.
>As noted below, Office 2004 for Macintosh will support the input, display,
>and basic editing of Unicode characters associated with the following
>keyboards (tentative list):
>Australian, Austrian, Belgian, Brazilian, British, Bulgarian, Canadian,
>Catalan, Cherokee, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian,
>Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German,
>Greek, Korean, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Inuktitut, Irish, Italian,
>Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Northern Sami,
>Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Serbian-Latin, Slovak,
>Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss French, Swiss German, Turkish,
>Input of the above languages will also be supported through the following
>system-level Unicode input methods: Unicode Hex Input, US Extended, and
>the Character Palette. Additionally, along with Unicode versions of such
>Roman fonts as Times New Roman and Japanese fonts as MS Mincho/PMincho,
>Office 2004 for Macintosh will deliver vastly improved layout
>compatibility and character fidelity with Office for Windows.
>Program Manager | Word: mac; International Program Manager | Office: mac
>Macintosh Business Unit | Redmond, WA
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
>Behalf Of Deborah Goldsmith
>Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 11:03 AM
>To: Tom Gewecke
>Subject: Re: New MS Mac Office and Unicode?
>On Jan 6, 2004, at 11:48 AM, Tom Gewecke wrote:
> > MS Mac Office 2004 was announced at MacWorld SF today. Does anyone
> > know
> > whether this update finally brings the Unicode capabilities of the
> > WinXP
> > version to the Mac OS X world?
>I can now tell you that Mac Office 2004 does offer enhanced support for
>Unicode, in that it can input, edit, and display Unicode characters
>that are not part of any Mac OS legacy character set. I can't say yet
>to what extent the various components of Office support complex shaping
>behavior or bidirectional scripts (e.g., Arabic, Thai, Hindi), because
>I don't know. However, at the very least you will see access to
>expanded CJK repertoires, and access to languages like Icelandic and
>Mac Office 2004 will also include fonts with larger repertoires than
>previous versions of Mac Office.
>Here are some highlights from the PR information I received:
>- Can input, print, and display more than 30 languages
>- Larger font repertoires (e.g., Arial 296 glyphs -> 1192, MS Mincho
>~9000 glyphs -> 16,031)
>- Japanese fonts included (MS P Mincho and Gothic)
>I've been told more details will be discussed in the coming months
>before MS Mac Office 2004 is released. Perhaps some of the Microsoft
>folks on this list can add more details? :-)
>Manager, Fonts / Unicode liaison
>Apple Computer, Inc.
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