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    Hello Andy and everybody, A The alternative to the MS-Word entry method below is creating macros to A generate the special characters. The macros would
    Message 1 of 5 , May 2, 2002
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      Hello Andy and everybody,

      A> The alternative to the MS-Word entry method below is creating "macros" to
      A> generate the special characters. The macros would work better,

      Below is an explanation how to set up macros.

      A> System requirements: The font 'Arial Unicode MS' and 'MS-Word 97' (or
      A> better).

      There are also compatible Unicode fonts at
      http://zencomp.com/greatwisdom/fonts/
      They are compact, for example, CN-Times is only 0,9 Mb in size. Few
      people will be willing to download huge Arial Unicode MS just to read
      a single document.

      How to create keyboard shortcuts for Unicode Pali letters:

      1.
      A> a) open a new document in MS-Word
      A> b) main, top-level menu "Insert"->"Symbol..."
      A> c) Choose 'Font: ' Arial Unicode MS (or another Unicode font)
      A> d) Choose 'Subset: ' Basic Latin
      A> e) find the '~n' character in the table and click on it
      A> f) press the button 'Insert'
      A> e) press the button 'Close'
      A> g) in the document, select the ~n character with your mouse
      A> h) main, top-level menu "Insert"->"AutoText"->"AutoText..."

      2. "Insert"->"AutoText"->"New..."->"OK"

      3. "Tools"->"Customize..."->button "Keyboard..."

      4. in "Categories:" list - select "AutoText"

      5. in "AutoText" list select the character [it may show as a small, empty
      square - or even as a completely different character in the list] to which
      no 'current shortcut keys' are assigned.

      6. position cursor in "Press new shortcut key" area

      7. press desired keystroke (<Alt>-a, <Alt>-t, or whatever), button "Assign",
      button "Close", button "Close"

      Notes: with the AutoText method, you will get the character only in the font
      you specified.

      A> Here is where you can find the Pali special characters in the font 'Subset:
      A> ' groups:

      A> ~n Basic Latin
      A> aa Latin Extended-A
      A> ii Latin Extended-A
      A> uu Latin Extended-A
      A> (Subset: Latin Extended Additional is way down the list of subsets)
      A> .d Latin Extended Additional
      A> .l Latin Extended Additional
      A> .m Latin Extended Additional
      A> .n Latin Extended Additional
      A> "n Latin Extended Additional
      A> .t Latin Extended Additional

      Why Unicode? I use it because such fonts:
      - fully support multilingual document, without overlapping of
      characters;
      - one can search and replace any character (solving the problem with
      .t retroflexive in other fonts);
      - one can easily convert Word documents to HTML format without losing
      any characters;
      - most Pali characters in such HTML documents (except retroflexive)
      will be displayed correctly even without the Unicode font.

      Mettena cittena,
      Dimitry
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