[KS] RE: Unicode / breves !!!

Charles Muller acmuller at human.toyogakuen-u.ac.jp
Mon Feb 14 01:27:23 EST 2000

> In that case, can you tell us if -- with Office 2000, but under
> Windows '98
> (or 95) -- there is a way to display the mentioned o- and u-breves and
> marcons? And in case not (?), do you know if this will be possible under
> Windows 2000? .... I guess it must.

Display of macrons and breves has been possible since Win95/Office97 with
the download of the Internet Explorer International Font packages from the
Microsoft web site. I have been using them for three years.

With Office 2000 for Windows, you should be able to use breves, macrons and
so forth right out of the box.

But while the Times New Roman and Gothic fonts in Office contain the fonts
necessary to romanize Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, they do not contain
fonts for Indic/Tibetan romanization, except in the form of the ugly Arial
Unicode MS. To use these fonts in something close to TNR, you can use the
Titus Bitstream Unicode fonts developed at the University of Frankfurt

With a bit of effort, you can use the AutoCorrect function in Word to input
your diacritics automatically, by opening up that Autocorrect
addition/subtraction table (Tools>>Autocorrect), and typing the
non-diacritical form of the word in the left column, and the diacritical
form in the right column. Then, when you type out the word in
non-diacritical form, it will automatically change once you finish typing
the word.



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