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Old 12-14-2006, 01:53 PM   #1
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I want to use my local language fonts in windows xp. I could see them in font list. I want to use phoenetic key board or unicode to type them in word or windows movie maker. I am unable to type them is tehre any method or tool to use them.
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:33 PM   #2
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There is a lot on the website of SIL that can help you. In Word 2003 (and, I think, XP) type the hexadecimal code for any character and press Alt+x.

   
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michael: There is a lot on the website of SIL that can help you.
Ok...I'll bite...

What's an "SIL"?????

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Old 12-15-2006, 04:14 PM   #4
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What's an "SIL"?
SIL is an organization devoted to writing the languages of the world in the appropriate scripts; I've forgotten what it stands for. Its web site tells you all about it:

http://www.sil.org/

You can get Gentium there somewhere!

   
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Old 12-15-2006, 11:12 PM   #5
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I want to use my local language fonts in windows xp.
I can understand that! Anybody would want to use its own language. Here it helps to be a Dutchman for once. Somebody once told me Dutch is very hard to learn. It beats me why though .

Now, please tell me what language we are talking about? Better still: tell a little bit more of yourselves and what your problem is. Please let us also know which Windows XP version you use. In my case I use Windows XP Professional in the Dutch version.

To use your own local language fonts is something basic really. It should not be that hard ( I guess). I assume you are trying to use these fonts for DTP work??

BTW: I love that Gentium font and use it a lot. It is modern and still very readable. Even better: it is free, not unimportant for an amateur. I am now making a 2006 year booklet for my club using that font. All stories are online, but there are many people that love to give these stories to friends, not to speak of Grandpa and Grandma. On paper that is much more easy. Good promotion for my club too!

   
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Thanks Michael...most interesting!

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Old 12-19-2006, 01:25 AM   #7
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SIL=Summer Institute of Linguistics, but formerly, now just the initials.
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Did you like the fashion tip for horses?

   
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LOL!!! I did indeed...the divine ms. z would look fab in that outfit but would probably never nicker at me again...'-}}

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