FW: Web Form: Other Question, Problem, or Feedback - Lucida Sans Unicode vs. MS Arial Unicode

From: Magda Danish \(Unicode\) (v-magdad@microsoft.com)
Date: Thu Mar 04 2004 - 13:47:13 EST

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    I don't have an answer to your question. I am forwarding your email to
    the Unicode mailing list
    http://www.unicode.org/consortium/distlist.html. Hopefully someone on
    the list will provide you with an explanation.

    Magda Danish
    Administrative Director
    The Unicode Consortium

    -----Original Message-----
    Date/Time: Thu Mar 4 11:49:23 EST 2004
    Contact: neil.dunford@aventis.com
    Report Type: Other Question, Problem, or Feedback

    Hi people,

    Excuse my ignorance and lack of jargon, but this is the problem.

    I've a Word doc.s in the following languages
    They've been sent to me in Times New Roman font.
    When I change the font to ariel unicode MS, it all starts to go horribly
    The Russian & Greek text
    spreads evenly over the page as if there are no breaks between the words
    The Czech text
    Inserts spaces into words for no apparent reason - it's as if it's
    suggesting hyphenation breaks, without the punctuation appearing.

    I've a Slovakian pdf that has been annotated, if I use the Unicode
    Exporter to create the "Summary" table, with the default font of Ariel
    Unicode MS, it substitutes one of the character's accents. Thereby
    creating a character that doesn't appear in the Slovakian language.

    However, all the above problems are solved if I use Lucida sans unicode
    instead of Ariel unicode.

    I was under the impression that Ariel Unicode was the "font of choice"
    for dealing with foreign languages.

    So how come Lucida Sans Unicode, seems to be able to do what the Ariel
    unicode can't ?

    To the best of my knowledge, I'm running a standard Windows 2000 and
    Acrobat 5.0 set up.
    All the documents supplied to me, should have come from the same basic

    I've checked other sites / discussion groups - they all seem to mention
    earlier versions of Windows creating these sorts of errors.

    Any ideas ?

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