unicode in "ask" and "answer"
devin_asay at byu.edu
Mon Jan 12 09:46:09 CST 2009
On Jan 12, 2009, at 8:02 AM, Jim Sims wrote:
> On Jan 12, 2009, at 3:20 PM, Mark Schonewille wrote:
>> Set the unicodeText of a field to your unicode string and use the
>> htmlText of that field for the answer/ask prompt.
> Just curious, I noticed that you did not include a font. Does the
> take care of that? Does the htmlText take care of that? Not needed?
When you set the unicodeText of a field the OS is supposed to find a
suitable font to display the unicode. However, the automatic choice is
not always the most desirable visually, and you may have to experiment
to find a font you want, and set the textFont of the target field
before setting the unicodeText of the field.
I can also second Mark's comment--the only way to show unicode text in
an ask/answer dialog is to use unicode entities in html text.
I discussed both of these issues in my article on Unicode in the last
RevUp newsletter. See http://www.runrev.com/newsletter/december/issue62/newsletter2.php
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