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Take Control of What’s New in Word 2004: Advanced Editing & Formatting by Matt Neuburg

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Chapter . Unicode Support in Detail

You learned about Word 2004’s new support for special characters (Unicode) in the previous section, Entering Special Characters. This section goes into more detail about how Word’s Unicode support works with respect to fonts, how some old documents and fonts may give you trouble, and how Word still falls short of the full Mac OS X Unicode standard.

Understand How Unicode Fonts Work

A font containing every special character would be huge, because Unicode has so many characters (about a million, in theory, though fewer than 100,000 are currently defined). No font contains every special character; instead, fonts specialize. One font might contain chiefly Cyrillic characters and would be intended for Russian and similar ...

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