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What apps, fonts, etc can use this in 10.2.4? We have a need to use macron vowels for our local Maori language, and for once MS has got the jump on us, they have released a widget called maorikeybd.exe which for Win2k and XP intercepts the tilde key to insert a macron over the vowel typed next. They claim that this is the correct Unicode mapped macron vowel. But Word-X doesn't know diddley-squat about Unicode :-( In the System Preferences -> International there is no entry in the Language -> Edit... pane for any polynesian language. I thought I asked ...

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    What apps, fonts, etc can use this in 10.2.4?
    We have a need to use macron vowels for our local Maori language,
    and for once MS has got the jump on us, they have released a widget
    called maorikeybd.exe which for Win2k and XP intercepts the tilde key to
    insert a macron over the vowel typed next. They claim that this is the
    correct Unicode mapped macron vowel. But Word-X doesn't know
    diddley-squat about Unicode :-(

    In the System Preferences -> International there is no entry in the
    Language -> Edit... pane for any polynesian language. I thought I asked
    for a full install.

    KeyCaps appears to be the only app which can use the Hawaiian keyboard.
    But any macron-vowel typed here and pasted into eg. AppleWorks instantly
    reverts to the last resort glyph shape.

    I'm obviously nmissing something...
    Peter Guest

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    In <auckland.ac.nz> Peter KERR wrote: 

    No - it's AppleWorks that's missing something. It's not Unicode-savvy.
    Neither is Word. Use the US Extended input method and type into TextEdit -
    it works fine. m.


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    In article <la.sbcglobal.net>,
    matt neuburg <com> wrote: 
    >
    > No - it's AppleWorks that's missing something. It's not Unicode-savvy.
    > Neither is Word. Use the US Extended input method and type into TextEdit -
    > it works fine. m.[/ref]

    Yeah, it does. And I wish it was that simple:
    we're getting docs from Win2k/XP users done in Word, with,
    shock - horror, the correct Unicode macron vowels.
    We need to be able to read/print/edit/return these,
    preferrably with MSWord :-(

    One option might be Open Office...
    Peter Guest

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    Default Re: Hawaiian keyboard

    In article <auckland.ac.nz>,
    Peter KERR <domain> wrote: 
    >>
    >> No - it's AppleWorks that's missing something. It's not Unicode-savvy.
    >> Neither is Word. Use the US Extended input method and type into TextEdit -
    >> it works fine. m.[/ref]
    >
    >Yeah, it does. And I wish it was that simple:
    >we're getting docs from Win2k/XP users done in Word, with,
    >shock - horror, the correct Unicode macron vowels.
    >We need to be able to read/print/edit/return these,
    >preferrably with MSWord :-(
    >
    >One option might be Open Office...[/ref]

    An even better option might be Nisus Writer, which (under Classic) is
    famous for its font handling.

    There is now Nisus Express for OS X, but it isn't quite feature complete
    with the old Classic app, and I don't know how well it does with
    different alphabets.

    http://www.nisus.com.

    Good luck!

    David Derbes

    david Guest

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    Default Re: Hawaiian keyboard

    In <auckland.ac.nz> Peter KERR wrote: 
    >>
    >> No - it's AppleWorks that's missing something. It's not Unicode-savvy.
    >> Neither is Word. Use the US Extended input method and type into
    >> TextEdit - it works fine. m.[/ref]
    >
    > Yeah, it does. And I wish it was that simple:
    > we're getting docs from Win2k/XP users done in Word, with,
    > shock - horror, the correct Unicode macron vowels.[/ref]

    You're lucky. With Greek, even that doesn't work. People switching from
    Windows to Mac can't even read their existing doents. m.

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