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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Word 2000 by Bill Camarda

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Setting Up Windows for International Environments

Some aspects of working with Office in an international environment are controlled in the Windows operating system; others are based on Office settings and components. In the following sections, you'll walk through several key elements that depend on Windows, including

  • Windows Multilanguage Support

  • Regional Settings, including how Windows handles dates, times, and punctuation

  • Keyboard layouts

Note

If you are intending to work in languages that use non-Latin alphabets, you may need to install special fonts that support these alphabets. Issues related to fonts are covered later in this chapter, in the "Unicode and International Font Support in Office 2000" section.

Caution

To complicate matters, each ...

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