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Re: Vampiric: a Professionally-Created Artlang

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 5:46
On Sep 15, 2008, at 5:38 AM, Fredrik Ekman wrote:

> On Mon, September 15, 2008 12:14 am, Eric Christopherson said: >> Try < > > site_id=nrsi&item_id=FontFAQ_IPA93 >> . > > Thanks for the link! I will check it out later. > >> How do you know it needs those fonts? When I open it, the Vampiric >> words just show up in Times New Roman. > > Most characters are in TNR, true. However, there are several words > that > look (on my screen) like they make use of special characters that > do not > exist in TNR. For instance, some characters are replaced with > squares, a > typical sign that non-supported characters are used. When I place the > cursor by one of those characters, the font selection tool in Word > (located in the formatting tool-bar) shows the name of the intended > font.
I tried that, but the shown font didn't change. Maybe because I'm still using Word 2000? Also, I downloaded the necessary SIL fonts and installed them in Windows and my Mac installation. They show up correctly (I think) in Windows, but not on the Mac side. Actually, if I start a new document, pick a SIL font, and start typing, I still only see normal Roman text... what am I doing wrong? Maybe the Mac's font system doesn't deal the same with symbol-encoded fonts; I tried several other symbol fonts, and some worked while others didn't. (I have tried TextEdit and; I don't have Office for Mac.)