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Non-English font characters
« on: April 20, 2014, 10:00:12 AM »
For some unfathomable reason, the forum doesn't seem to recognise "foreign" characters, such as e with an acute accent, u with umlaut etc.
Can this be fixed, we are, after all, supposed to be an international community.
It's also very frustrating to find that, having typed a word correctly, one's acute accented e has been replaced by a question mark.
What the fuck are you talking about?

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Re: Non-English font characters
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 12:00:50 PM »
I saw "create option for non-English font characters" on the to-do list.

Unfortunately, it was right under "make dudeist membership cards" and, well, that's been in the works a while now.

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Re: Non-English font characters
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 05:47:54 PM »
For some unfathomable reason, the forum doesn't seem to recognise "foreign" characters, such as e with an acute accent, u with umlaut etc.
Can this be fixed, we are, after all, supposed to be an international community.
It's also very frustrating to find that, having typed a word correctly, one's acute accented e has been replaced by a question mark.

Run your question and comment by ForumDude, he's the best to ask. 8)

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Re: Non-English font characters
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2014, 08:05:08 PM »
You can do it letter by letter by copying and pasting from the Character Map application in windows.
http://symbolcodes.tlt.psu.edu/accents/charmap.html

I'm using linux but there are similar apps. Kcharselect app works for me..

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ē
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Ƶ

Etc....

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Re: Non-English font characters
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 09:25:38 PM »
You can do it letter by letter by copying and pasting from the Character Map application in windows.
http://symbolcodes.tlt.psu.edu/accents/charmap.html

I'm using linux but there are similar apps. Kcharselect app works for me..

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Etc....

Not to hijack the thread, but - what's your flavour of Linux? 



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Re: Non-English font characters
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014, 11:19:19 PM »
Ubuntu 12.04 with partial upgrade (to support newer program versions) here and on our web server.

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Re: Non-English font characters
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2014, 11:32:29 PM »
Ubuntu is pretty sweet, although Windows 7 isn't bad... I still get to play in Photoshop.  Ya, older versions run in WINE, but you can't print from it.   Maybe things have changed since 2 years ago?



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Re: Non-English font characters
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2014, 12:08:27 AM »
My printer doesn't have Linux drivers so I have to turn on an XP system to print.

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Re: Non-English font characters
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2014, 05:32:39 AM »
...and the various free Office clones simply can't do labels like the real McCoy.  As much as I love Linux, these small annoyances keep me trapped in the Microsoft universe in the desktop world.  But - Linux is cleaning up in the business & technology world.  Just about every new telco product is Linux-based, even replacing its expensive counterpart, Solaris.  Then there's "the cloud"...



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Re: Non-English font characters
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2014, 05:06:55 AM »
My printer doesn't have Linux drivers so I have to turn on an XP system to print.

Dude! You need a new printer! Seriously, chuck that thing out a window.


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Re: Non-English font characters
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2014, 06:10:52 PM »
You can do it letter by letter by copying and pasting from the Character Map application in windows.
http://symbolcodes.tlt.psu.edu/accents/charmap.html

I'm using linux but there are similar apps. Kcharselect app works for me..

?
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Etc....

Not to hijack the thread, but - what's your flavour of Linux? 

Open Suse.
http://www.opensuse.org/en/

I've been on that for some time now. But I'd say Fedora would be my second choice.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2014, 06:36:48 PM by BikerDude »

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Re: Non-English font characters
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2014, 06:33:22 PM »
My printer doesn't have Linux drivers so I have to turn on an XP system to print.
I've been able to find drivers in the past. Try here for a start.
http://www.openprinting.org/drivers
Usually Googling for linux drivers for the printer model turns up something.

Our current printer I was able get the drivers from the installation CD. I had to poke around to find them but they were on the CD.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2014, 06:35:31 PM by BikerDude »

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Re: Non-English font characters
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2014, 06:42:47 PM »
...and the various free Office clones simply can't do labels like the real McCoy.  As much as I love Linux, these small annoyances keep me trapped in the Microsoft universe in the desktop world.  But - Linux is cleaning up in the business & technology world.  Just about every new telco product is Linux-based, even replacing its expensive counterpart, Solaris.  Then there's "the cloud"...

I've found Open Office up to the task for 99% of stuff.
You can use Gimp to do most of what you do in Photoshop.

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Re: Non-English font characters
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2014, 08:01:05 PM »
...and the various free Office clones simply can't do labels like the real McCoy.  As much as I love Linux, these small annoyances keep me trapped in the Microsoft universe in the desktop world.  But - Linux is cleaning up in the business & technology world.  Just about every new telco product is Linux-based, even replacing its expensive counterpart, Solaris.  Then there's "the cloud"...

I've found Open Office up to the task for 99% of stuff.
You can use Gimp to do most of what you do in Photoshop.


Been down that road already.  I'll often edit a file in 32 bit mode to avoid "combing", which GIMP can't do (limited to 16 bit, unless of course it's changed of late.) 



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Re: Non-English font characters
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2014, 11:36:09 PM »

Dude! You need a new printer! Seriously, chuck that thing out a window.

No windows in the office, we don't have an open office (but do use Libre Office) so I can't chuck it anywhere other than here.

 

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