Re: Ways to show Unicode contents on Windows?

From: Richard Wordingham <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:04:10 +0100

On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:19:34 +1000
Andrew Cunningham <> wrote:

> On 15/07/2013 6:02 PM, "Christopher Fynn" <>
> wrote:

> > MS Office seems to want to do is apply fonts based on the language
> > being used - the input "language" being determined by the keyboard
> > or IME currently selected. When using a custom keyboard (e.g. one
> > created with MSKLC) or IME MS Office frequently does not accuratly
> > determine the language and consequently overides your font
> > selection.

> I am wondering if building a MSKLC against a custom locale will get
> around the problem, or would make no difference?

Can one actually build MSKLC against a custom locale? The
documentation on the easiest way of building a custom locale implies
that it is only available for Windows Vista, whereas I only have XP
and Windows 7. The .klc files MSKLC created use a numerical locale ID
(LCID); I don't see any way to check what the general .klc file format
is - the format seemed very delicate when I had to edit it by hand, at
least, not for the SMP. Neither Akkadian nor Hittite comes up on the
pick list. (I might choose Hittite because the cuneiform font I have
is for Hittite.) I suppose I might have problems with cuneiform
because I chose the only Mesopotamian locale available - Iraqi Arabic.

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