Text with accented characters

Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami brahma at hindu.org
Sun Jun 3 20:03:22 EDT 2018


This would be typical  of importing Mac/Win Type 1 fonts or ANSI only True Type. The range ANSI characters (128-255) varies depending on the platform which it was input from; add to the caveat introduce by the "native" program (Quark, InDesign, Pages, MSWord, Outlook, PDF). In theory Livecode handles it correctly, but many cases not...(through no fault of its own). I spent year(s) in that world.  

The only answer: Unicode. Are you sure the text is Unicode?

Brahmanathaswami
 

On 6/3/18, 1:32 PM, "use-livecode on behalf of David Epstein via use-livecode" <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

    I am importing some text where certain characters do not look right.  When I test their charToNum values I get, for example, 226 and 232.  226 is shown as a comma, but should be a lower case a with a circumflex, and 232 is shown as an upper case e with an umlaut but should be a lower case e with accent grave.  Is there some font I can choose, or some other action I should take, to get these (and others) to display properly?
    David Epstein



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