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Anonymous
July 8, 2005 9:41:02 PM

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I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several characters
that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up Character Map, I
can see the characters there and it of course gives me the Unicode numbers
for it. These characters have no corresponding keyboard key or Alt code. They
appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in such a case, in the Character Map I
can hit Select and Copy and then paste the character in whatever text program
I want. For some reason though, I can't with these characters. I don't know
if the font is damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it
won't allow me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode
character given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only
way to access these?
*confused and annoyed*

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Anonymous
July 8, 2005 11:03:29 PM

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Do these characters have a name?

A Font type?

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:922AA1A7-5B07-4AFA-9DC3-4C50C0F44312@microsoft.com,
CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
> characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
> Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
> the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
> keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
> such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
> paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
> though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
> damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
> me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
> given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
> to access these? confused and annoyed

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:5127B46E-146D-42AF-8523-F328FAB5162E@microsoft.com,
CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
> characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
> Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
> the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
> keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
> such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
> paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
> though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
> damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
> me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
> given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
> to access these? confused and annoyed

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:EE49E4AF-713C-485D-A20E-EB6D0D3E1003@microsoft.com,
CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
> characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
> Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
> the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
> keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
> such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
> paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
> though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
> damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
> me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
> given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
> to access these? *confused and annoyed*
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 11:03:30 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

What do you mean? The font is called Hiragana Regular. The characters in
question are Hiragana (Japanese) letters. Most of the Hiragana set is in the
regular keyboard with some in Alt codes. Just a few are inaccessable to me,
but without them, I don't have access to the whole set of Hiragana letters.


"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Do these characters have a name?
>
> A Font type?
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:922AA1A7-5B07-4AFA-9DC3-4C50C0F44312@microsoft.com,
> CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
> > characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
> > Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
> > the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
> > keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
> > such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
> > paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
> > though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
> > damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
> > me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
> > given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
> > to access these? confused and annoyed
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:5127B46E-146D-42AF-8523-F328FAB5162E@microsoft.com,
> CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
> > characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
> > Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
> > the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
> > keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
> > such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
> > paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
> > though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
> > damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
> > me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
> > given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
> > to access these? confused and annoyed
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:EE49E4AF-713C-485D-A20E-EB6D0D3E1003@microsoft.com,
> CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
> > characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
> > Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
> > the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
> > keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
> > such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
> > paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
> > though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
> > damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
> > me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
> > given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
> > to access these? *confused and annoyed*
>
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Anonymous
July 9, 2005 11:08:45 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Install Unicode software.That seems to be the straight way to resolve
the issue,that helps you type any accented and Unicode character on US
keyboard without having to learn and remember awkward key combinations.


regards,
ssg MS-MVP

CallistaZM wrote:

> What do you mean? The font is called Hiragana Regular. The characters in
> question are Hiragana (Japanese) letters. Most of the Hiragana set is in the
> regular keyboard with some in Alt codes. Just a few are inaccessable to me,
> but without them, I don't have access to the whole set of Hiragana letters.
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>
>>Do these characters have a name?
>>
>>A Font type?
>>
>>--
>>Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>>Wes
>>MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>>In news:922AA1A7-5B07-4AFA-9DC3-4C50C0F44312@microsoft.com,
>>CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>
>>>I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
>>>characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
>>>Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
>>>the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
>>>keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
>>>such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
>>>paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
>>>though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
>>>damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
>>>me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
>>>given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
>>>to access these? confused and annoyed
>>
>>--
>>Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>>Wes
>>MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>>In news:5127B46E-146D-42AF-8523-F328FAB5162E@microsoft.com,
>>CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>
>>>I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
>>>characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
>>>Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
>>>the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
>>>keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
>>>such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
>>>paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
>>>though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
>>>damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
>>>me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
>>>given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
>>>to access these? confused and annoyed
>>
>>--
>>Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>>Wes
>>MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>>In news:EE49E4AF-713C-485D-A20E-EB6D0D3E1003@microsoft.com,
>>CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>
>>>I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
>>>characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
>>>Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
>>>the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
>>>keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
>>>such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
>>>paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
>>>though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
>>>damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
>>>me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
>>>given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
>>>to access these? *confused and annoyed*
>>
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 11:08:46 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Ok. How do I do that? Is it a program that's already on my computer and I
just turn it on, as it were, or is it something I have to download from a
website? If so, what program would you recommend?

"S.Sengupta" wrote:

> Install Unicode software.That seems to be the straight way to resolve
> the issue,that helps you type any accented and Unicode character on US
> keyboard without having to learn and remember awkward key combinations.
>
>
> regards,
> ssg MS-MVP
>
> CallistaZM wrote:
>
> > What do you mean? The font is called Hiragana Regular. The characters in
> > question are Hiragana (Japanese) letters. Most of the Hiragana set is in the
> > regular keyboard with some in Alt codes. Just a few are inaccessable to me,
> > but without them, I don't have access to the whole set of Hiragana letters.
> >
> >
> > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Do these characters have a name?
> >>
> >>A Font type?
> >>
> >>--
> >>Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >>Wes
> >>MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >>In news:922AA1A7-5B07-4AFA-9DC3-4C50C0F44312@microsoft.com,
> >>CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> >>
> >>>I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
> >>>characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
> >>>Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
> >>>the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
> >>>keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
> >>>such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
> >>>paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
> >>>though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
> >>>damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
> >>>me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
> >>>given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
> >>>to access these? confused and annoyed
> >>
> >>--
> >>Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >>Wes
> >>MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >>In news:5127B46E-146D-42AF-8523-F328FAB5162E@microsoft.com,
> >>CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> >>
> >>>I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
> >>>characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
> >>>Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
> >>>the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
> >>>keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
> >>>such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
> >>>paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
> >>>though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
> >>>damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
> >>>me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
> >>>given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
> >>>to access these? confused and annoyed
> >>
> >>--
> >>Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >>Wes
> >>MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >>In news:EE49E4AF-713C-485D-A20E-EB6D0D3E1003@microsoft.com,
> >>CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> >>
> >>>I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
> >>>characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
> >>>Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
> >>>the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
> >>>keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
> >>>such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
> >>>paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
> >>>though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
> >>>damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
> >>>me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
> >>>given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
> >>>to access these? *confused and annoyed*
> >>
>
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 2:17:10 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

What do I mean?

I mean that I can't help you.

I do not have that font, so I do not know if yours is damaged or not.

Do you have the Japanese language installed?

Do you have the Japanese keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME)
installed?

[[Regional and Language Options overview

You can also choose from a large number of input languages and text
services, such as different keyboard layouts, Input Method Editors, and
speech and handwriting recognition programs. When you switch to another
input language, some programs offer special features, such as font
characters or spelling checkers designed for different languages.

input language
The specification of the language you want to type in. Some programs that
are designed for Windows recognize this setting. When you add a new input
language, a keyboard layout for that language is also added.

text service
A program that enables a user to enter or edit text. Text services include
keyboard layouts, handwriting and speech recognition programs, and Input
Method Editors (IMEs). IMEs are used to enter East Asian language characters
with a keyboard.

Input Method Editor (IME)
Programs used to enter the thousands of different characters in written
Asian languages with a standard 101-key keyboard. An IME consists of both an
engine that converts keystrokes into phonetic and ideographic characters and
a dictionary of commonly used ideographic words. As the user enters
keystrokes, the IME engine attempts to identify which character or
characters the keystrokes should be converted into.

However, if you want to enter or display text in the East Asian languages
(Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) or the complex script and right-to-left
languages (Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, Hebrew, the Indic languages, Thai, or
Vietnamese), you can install the language files from the Windows CD-ROM or,
if applicable, a network.

Each language has a default keyboard layout, but many languages have
alternate versions. Even if you do most of your work in one language, you
might want to try other layouts. In English, for example, typing letters
with accents might be simpler with the U.S.-International layout. ]]
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

To install East Asian language files on your computer
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

To add another keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME)
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...


--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:68B34869-55E2-49C7-95E9-22013DFED2CD@microsoft.com,
CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> What do you mean? The font is called Hiragana Regular. The characters in
> question are Hiragana (Japanese) letters. Most of the Hiragana set is in
> the regular keyboard with some in Alt codes. Just a few are inaccessable
> to me, but without them, I don't have access to the whole set of Hiragana
> letters.
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> Do these characters have a name?
>>
>> A Font type?
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:922AA1A7-5B07-4AFA-9DC3-4C50C0F44312@microsoft.com,
>> CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
>>> characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
>>> Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
>>> the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
>>> keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
>>> such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
>>> paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
>>> though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
>>> damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
>>> me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
>>> given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
>>> to access these? confused and annoyed
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:5127B46E-146D-42AF-8523-F328FAB5162E@microsoft.com,
>> CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
>>> characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
>>> Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
>>> the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
>>> keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
>>> such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
>>> paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
>>> though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
>>> damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
>>> me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
>>> given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
>>> to access these? confused and annoyed
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:EE49E4AF-713C-485D-A20E-EB6D0D3E1003@microsoft.com,
>> CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
>>> characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
>>> Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
>>> the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
>>> keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
>>> such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
>>> paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
>>> though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
>>> damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
>>> me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
>>> given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
>>> to access these? *confused and annoyed*
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 10:02:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

It has nothing to do with the IME thing. This is just a regular font like any
other font there is, it just happens to have Japanese letters as the font
characters. The only reason I mentioned that it was Japanese at all is to
explain why it's so important to me to be able to have access to these
characters. I'm studying Japanese and need to be able to see and use these
characters. But this problem is no different than if I was trying to get the
mathematical symbols that Times New Roman carries within it that are only in
Unicode. Like I said, I don't understand why it's giving me this trouble, it
never did before when I had to retrieve a unicode character from another font.

I did a search for Unicode software and I found programs that could do what
I wanted but didn't find any that would allow me to use that feature without
paying around $30 for it and I'm wondering if there's an easier way.

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> What do I mean?
>
> I mean that I can't help you.
>
> I do not have that font, so I do not know if yours is damaged or not.
>
> Do you have the Japanese language installed?
>
> Do you have the Japanese keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME)
> installed?
>
> [[Regional and Language Options overview
>
> You can also choose from a large number of input languages and text
> services, such as different keyboard layouts, Input Method Editors, and
> speech and handwriting recognition programs. When you switch to another
> input language, some programs offer special features, such as font
> characters or spelling checkers designed for different languages.
>
> input language
> The specification of the language you want to type in. Some programs that
> are designed for Windows recognize this setting. When you add a new input
> language, a keyboard layout for that language is also added.
>
> text service
> A program that enables a user to enter or edit text. Text services include
> keyboard layouts, handwriting and speech recognition programs, and Input
> Method Editors (IMEs). IMEs are used to enter East Asian language characters
> with a keyboard.
>
> Input Method Editor (IME)
> Programs used to enter the thousands of different characters in written
> Asian languages with a standard 101-key keyboard. An IME consists of both an
> engine that converts keystrokes into phonetic and ideographic characters and
> a dictionary of commonly used ideographic words. As the user enters
> keystrokes, the IME engine attempts to identify which character or
> characters the keystrokes should be converted into.
>
> However, if you want to enter or display text in the East Asian languages
> (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) or the complex script and right-to-left
> languages (Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, Hebrew, the Indic languages, Thai, or
> Vietnamese), you can install the language files from the Windows CD-ROM or,
> if applicable, a network.
>
> Each language has a default keyboard layout, but many languages have
> alternate versions. Even if you do most of your work in one language, you
> might want to try other layouts. In English, for example, typing letters
> with accents might be simpler with the U.S.-International layout. ]]
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
>
> To install East Asian language files on your computer
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
>
> To add another keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME)
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
>
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:68B34869-55E2-49C7-95E9-22013DFED2CD@microsoft.com,
> CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > What do you mean? The font is called Hiragana Regular. The characters in
> > question are Hiragana (Japanese) letters. Most of the Hiragana set is in
> > the regular keyboard with some in Alt codes. Just a few are inaccessable
> > to me, but without them, I don't have access to the whole set of Hiragana
> > letters.
> >
> >
> > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
> >
> >> Do these characters have a name?
> >>
> >> A Font type?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >> Wes
> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >> In news:922AA1A7-5B07-4AFA-9DC3-4C50C0F44312@microsoft.com,
> >> CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> >>> I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
> >>> characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
> >>> Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
> >>> the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
> >>> keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
> >>> such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
> >>> paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
> >>> though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
> >>> damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
> >>> me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
> >>> given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
> >>> to access these? confused and annoyed
> >>
> >> --
> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >> Wes
> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >> In news:5127B46E-146D-42AF-8523-F328FAB5162E@microsoft.com,
> >> CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> >>> I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
> >>> characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
> >>> Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
> >>> the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
> >>> keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
> >>> such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
> >>> paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
> >>> though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
> >>> damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
> >>> me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
> >>> given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
> >>> to access these? confused and annoyed
> >>
> >> --
> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >> Wes
> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >> In news:EE49E4AF-713C-485D-A20E-EB6D0D3E1003@microsoft.com,
> >> CallistaZM <CallistaZM@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> >>> I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several
> >>> characters that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up
> >>> Character Map, I can see the characters there and it of course gives me
> >>> the Unicode numbers for it. These characters have no corresponding
> >>> keyboard key or Alt code. They appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in
> >>> such a case, in the Character Map I can hit Select and Copy and then
> >>> paste the character in whatever text program I want. For some reason
> >>> though, I can't with these characters. I don't know if the font is
> >>> damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't allow
> >>> me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode character
> >>> given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only way
> >>> to access these? *confused and annoyed*
>
>
July 10, 2005 3:13:05 PM

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CallistaZM wrote on Fri, 8 Jul 2005:

>I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several characters
>that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up Character Map, I
>can see the characters there and it of course gives me the Unicode numbers
>for it. These characters have no corresponding keyboard key or Alt code. They
>appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in such a case, in the Character Map I
>can hit Select and Copy and then paste the character in whatever text program
>I want. For some reason though, I can't with these characters. I don't know
>if the font is damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it
>won't allow me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode
>character given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only
>way to access these?
>*confused and annoyed*


Hi Callista

Here are a few ideas that might help:

1. Depending on what text program you're using, you may be able to just
drag the character out of Character Map and into your document. This
works in Wordpad and probably in versions of Word newer than mine
(2000), but *not* in Notepad. From there if necessary you can copy and
paste the character into any other app.

2. This also works in Wordpad and newer versions of Word, and I'm sure
other Unicode-aware programs:

Type the Unicode (hex) value of the character.

(It doesn't matter if you use the keypad with Num Lock on, or the
numbers on the regular keyboard. Also, if your code includes a capital
letter, for example 04A2, you can just type the lowercase one.)

Then press Alt+X. The code will be replaced by the character you wanted.

Actually Alt+X is a toggle and you can use it to find out any
character's Unicode number by putting the insertion point to the right
of the character. Press Alt+X and the character is replaced by the code.
Press again to switch back.

3. Download a small free program called BabelMap as a replacement for
Character Map. It's a souped-up version especially for Unicode fonts
with a much bigger display (easier on the eyes!), great search
capabilities, font analysis, character properties and more and more. . .
:-) You can get it from here:
http://www.babelstone.co.uk/Software/BabelMap.html

4. In BabelPad if you click on a character then click on "NCR decimal"
near the bottom of the window, it will show you the character's
alternative decimal code, preceded by &# and ending with a semi-colon.
(This is a code for entering the character in an HTML document.) You can
then enter it in your doc in the familiar Windows way by holding down
Alt and typing just the numbers on the keypad (with Num Lock on).

Again, you need to be using a Unicode-aware program -- Wordpad worked
perfectly but in my old Word I got a different character entirely :-).
But even though I couldn't enter the characters directly, Word happily
accepted them when pasted in from Wordpad.

5. Visit this site for some really useful information on using Unicode
in your documents, with details of fonts, utilities, making web pages
and more:
http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/index.html

Hope this helps you.

--
Nightowl
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 10:02:01 PM

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Yay! Finally someone who understood what I was asking! Thank you so much!
This was very helpful.

"Nightowl" wrote:

> CallistaZM wrote on Fri, 8 Jul 2005:
>
> >I have kind of an odd/tough question. I have a font with several characters
> >that are encoded only in Unicode...I think. When I open up Character Map, I
> >can see the characters there and it of course gives me the Unicode numbers
> >for it. These characters have no corresponding keyboard key or Alt code. They
> >appear to be solely Unicode. Normally, in such a case, in the Character Map I
> >can hit Select and Copy and then paste the character in whatever text program
> >I want. For some reason though, I can't with these characters. I don't know
> >if the font is damaged or what. I've tried everything I can think of but it
> >won't allow me to use them. Is there a way to straight type in a Unicode
> >character given the Unicode coding numbers or is the Select and Copy the only
> >way to access these?
> >*confused and annoyed*
>
>
> Hi Callista
>
> Here are a few ideas that might help:
>
> 1. Depending on what text program you're using, you may be able to just
> drag the character out of Character Map and into your document. This
> works in Wordpad and probably in versions of Word newer than mine
> (2000), but *not* in Notepad. From there if necessary you can copy and
> paste the character into any other app.
>
> 2. This also works in Wordpad and newer versions of Word, and I'm sure
> other Unicode-aware programs:
>
> Type the Unicode (hex) value of the character.
>
> (It doesn't matter if you use the keypad with Num Lock on, or the
> numbers on the regular keyboard. Also, if your code includes a capital
> letter, for example 04A2, you can just type the lowercase one.)
>
> Then press Alt+X. The code will be replaced by the character you wanted.
>
> Actually Alt+X is a toggle and you can use it to find out any
> character's Unicode number by putting the insertion point to the right
> of the character. Press Alt+X and the character is replaced by the code.
> Press again to switch back.
>
> 3. Download a small free program called BabelMap as a replacement for
> Character Map. It's a souped-up version especially for Unicode fonts
> with a much bigger display (easier on the eyes!), great search
> capabilities, font analysis, character properties and more and more. . .
> :-) You can get it from here:
> http://www.babelstone.co.uk/Software/BabelMap.html
>
> 4. In BabelPad if you click on a character then click on "NCR decimal"
> near the bottom of the window, it will show you the character's
> alternative decimal code, preceded by &# and ending with a semi-colon.
> (This is a code for entering the character in an HTML document.) You can
> then enter it in your doc in the familiar Windows way by holding down
> Alt and typing just the numbers on the keypad (with Num Lock on).
>
> Again, you need to be using a Unicode-aware program -- Wordpad worked
> perfectly but in my old Word I got a different character entirely :-).
> But even though I couldn't enter the characters directly, Word happily
> accepted them when pasted in from Wordpad.
>
> 5. Visit this site for some really useful information on using Unicode
> in your documents, with details of fonts, utilities, making web pages
> and more:
> http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/index.html
>
> Hope this helps you.
>
> --
> Nightowl
>
July 11, 2005 7:39:19 AM

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CallistaZM wrote on Sun, 10 Jul 2005:

>Yay! Finally someone who understood what I was asking! Thank you so much!
>This was very helpful.

My pleasure! Glad to help. Oh, and here's a site with links to lots of
free Japanese fonts:

http://www.travelphrases.info/gallery/Fonts_Japanese.ht...

--
Nightowl
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 7:39:20 AM

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Sweet!! You rock! :D 

"Nightowl" wrote:

> CallistaZM wrote on Sun, 10 Jul 2005:
>
> >Yay! Finally someone who understood what I was asking! Thank you so much!
> >This was very helpful.
>
> My pleasure! Glad to help. Oh, and here's a site with links to lots of
> free Japanese fonts:
>
> http://www.travelphrases.info/gallery/Fonts_Japanese.ht...
>
> --
> Nightowl
>
!