Re: Does OpenOffice 3.0 handle unicode?

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Tue Mar 24 2009 - 01:49:41 CST

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    Adam Twardoch wrote:
    > I shall add, however, that OpenOffice 3.0 on my Mac OS X does not at all
    > support PostScript-flavored OpenType fonts. This can hardly be called a
    > system-specific issue because Mac OS X handles (renders) all OpenType
    > fonts natively, even though it (Mac OS X) does not render OpenType
    > Layout for complex scripts.

    Yes the font and complex text support on the new Mac (Aqua) version of
    OO is very different from that in the "standard" OO running on a Mac
    under X Windows.

    > Last time I checked, OpenOffice did not
    > support any OpenType PS (.otf) fonts on Windows either

    > This is certainly an issue directly related to Unicode support since the
    > vast majority of Unicode fonts released these days commercially are
    > OpenType PS fonts.

    Huh? - From what I've seen, most fonts for *complex scripts* (which is
    what I think we were talking about in this thread) still seem to be
    OpenType TT flavoured.

    - Chris

    > Adam

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