10 posts

Foreign glyphs not showing in wordpad

Mar 22, 2011 at 15:14

For some reason, my fonts don't show foreign characters in wordpad. I created all accents, but only western european ones are showing, not the Turkish or Baltic ones.
What am I doing wrong???

I am on a mac, but the problem occurs in Windows wordpad.
It happens with ALL of my fonts

Mar 22, 2011 at 16:32

If you use Tahoma font, did you can look the Turkish letters with wordpad ?

Mar 22, 2011 at 16:43

yep, Tahoma shows the Turkish alright....

Mar 22, 2011 at 20:05

Oh.... and they don't show up in Preview panel as well (Fontlab Studio)...
It really bugs me and I don't know what causes it. I am sure I forgot something, but what??

Any help greatly appreciated!!!

Mar 23, 2011 at 19:38

Have you included the Turkish codepage (and other codepages your fonts support) in the font info?
(Encoding and Unicode + Unicode ranges)

Mar 23, 2011 at 20:41

do you think that's it???

I didn't include those, only the latin and mac roman ones...

I did actually think about it and tried one, but the diacritics still didn't show up in preview inside fontlab...

Mar 23, 2011 at 20:57

Could be two separate issues:
1) When you preview text in the kerning panel in FontLab you have to have the font window as Unicode (not Codepages or Names) - otherwise the text you type in the string field will be all goobledegook...
2) I think including the codepages in the info/header will solve the Windows/Microsoft/WordPad issue...

Mar 23, 2011 at 21:09

Actually, (in FontLab) typing anyting outside the Latin-1 character set will not work - you will have to use the unicode values and/or the glyph names. Just mark the glyphs in the font window and then open the kerning window and you will see how the text needs to be formatted...

Mar 23, 2011 at 21:23

Here's a turkish pangram - formatted for FontLab:
/Scedilla i/scedilla li'de büyük çöp y/dotlessi /gbreve /dotlessi nlar/dotlessi

Mar 23, 2011 at 22:47

;-)))))))) Roger, you are the best!!!!

Thank you sooooo much, I will try this out a.s.a.p.!!!

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