COPYing Unicode text

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Sun Feb 13 11:07:44 EST 2011

Hi Richmond,

I did the same, on Mac OS X (PPC + Intel) and Windows XP. It worked fine, but sometimes I had to revert the hexadecimal values of the glyphs, e.g. from 1234 into 4321. In a longer stream, you'd get 123412341234 --> 432143214321. There is only one possible answer: try and test.

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 13 feb 2011, at 16:58, Richmond wrote:

> I have managed (on a PPC Mac !!!) to copy
> Unicode text out of a field onto the computer's clipboard
> in such a way that the text and all its font and
> unicode characteristics are preserved on pasting into
> Abiword using a very simple script:
> on mouseUp
>  select the text of fld "ABC"
>  copy the selectedText of fld "ABC"
> end mouseUp
> what I need to know is:
> 1. Whether this will work on:
> 1.1. Mac INTEL,
> 1.2. Windows XP,
> 1.3. into Microsoft Word (which I do not own).
> sincerely, Richmond.

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