PC Symbol Font?

Graham Samuel livfoss at mac.com
Wed Dec 11 14:36:28 EST 2013

Well, once I've mastered actually displaying Unicode characters in a LC field... time to read the latest release notes etc. Up to now my efforts have not worked (I tried to print a table of Unicode characters in a scrolling field). I would also want the use of Unicode to be completely transparent to the user. I suppose this must be the aim of the implementation anyway.

But then it has to work on a PC with no tweaking of the underlying OS or downloading of fonts. Is this possible?

Time to find something to explain it all... 


On 11 Dec 2013, at 16:39, Richmond wrote:

> On 11/12/13 14:27, Graham Samuel wrote:
>> I guess this is trivial, but as someone who works mostly on Macs, I don't know how to represent math symbols (especially pi) in a desktop PC app. Is there a built-in symbol font in Windows from XP on? How do I access it? It's annoying that this isn't really an issue for the Mac but it is for the PC. Of course I could just create a little graphic that looks like 'pi', or 'greater than or equals', or whatever, but this only works for static text really.
>> Sorry to be dumb, but is anyone displaying these symbols in an LC app on a PC?
> Surely you should use the Unicode standard, then you will have no probs at all cross-platform:
> http://www.unicode.org/charts/
> Richmond.

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