Net Objects Fusion 4 - Unicode Characters

  Pesala 00:08 29 Sep 2003

I think I have found the solution to this problem. All one needs to do is insert these characters as character entities. For example, a macron (ā) is & #257 (without the space).

In NOF one can insert HTML at any point, so one must insert the Unicode character code wherever it appears in a link. If it is not in a link, one can just paste the Unicode character into the text from the clipboard via Wordpad. Unfortunately, there doesn't yet seem to be a way to type Unicode directly in NOF 4, though it does support UTF-8 encodoing.

Is this a messy solution that will cause problems in some browsers, or is it safe enough? It seems to work fine in both Opera and Internet Explorer, i.e. the Unicode characters display correctly and the links still work. 01:35 29 Sep 2003

I use a later version of NOF which allows the insertion of symbols via the Text menu/Insert/Symbol. Is it not in version 4?

  Pesala 01:48 29 Sep 2003

All I get on my menu is just a dozen or so ANSI characters like ™ … © —, etc. Unicode symbols are not listed. There is no character map like in Open Office click here

  Pesala 22:54 29 Sep 2003 00:40 30 Sep 2003

because you have that particular font installed Garland?). I dont have it so I just get letters and numbers.

  Pesala 08:19 30 Sep 2003

Barry, the font used is Verdana, not Unicode Garland. It is a standard Windows font. The only extended characters used are also available in Times New Roman, Arial, Book Antiqua, etc. There might be a problem for Windows 3.1 users.

What do you mean by "I just get letters and numbers"? 12:47 30 Sep 2003

I misunderstood. Ithought the 'pp24' etc. next to the links were supposed to be symbols.
Should get to bed instead of staying up on PC.
Cheers, Whiz...

  Pesala 20:31 04 Oct 2003

Yes, the brain stops functioning properly after midnight.

I also discovered that Verdana has a dot below combining diacritical mark - just what I need for Pali, but there is not way to tell where the browser is going to position it. It works in Net Objects Fusion, but the output result is unpredictable. A pity, it would have been a neat solution.

Test: ṇ ṭ ṃ ḍ ḷ

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