You can add Multilanguage support to your Win95 system by going to the
Add/Remove Programs Control Panel, clicking on the Windows Setup tab, then
checking the box for Multilanguage support. Then go to the Keyboard control
panel and add soft keyboard layouts for the languages/scripts you are
interested in. To see these layouts visually, you can go to the
http://Officeupdate.Microsoft.com site, and download the visual keyboard
If you just need particular characters from the WGL4 range, open
Insert/Symbol and define a keyboard shortcut for each character.
I think Arnold Winkler in your company (Arnold.Winkler@unisys.com) may also
be of help.
If you mention what version of Word you have, there may be some other
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From: Dembek, Raymond F [mailto:Ray.Dembek@unisys.com]
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2000 7:44 PM
To: Unicode List
Cc: Unicode List
Subject: RE: WINDOWS WGL CHARACTER SET ???
I have been looking for information on this font for several years. My next
challenge will be to find the best way to enter any of the WGL4 characters
using Word with an American keyboard under Windows 95.
Right now the best suggestions I have for entering characters greater than
#0255 is to do an Insert > Symbol or create a macro that will insert a
Anyone have a better way to enter these characters?
Thanks, Ray Dembek
Raymond F. Dembek
Unisys Corp. - Michigan
"We e-eat, e-sleep and e-drink this e-stuff."
From: Markus Kuhn [mailto:Markus.Kuhn@cl.cam.ac.uk]
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2000 3:40 PM
Cc: Unicode List
Subject: Re: WINDOWS WGL CHARACTER SET ???
> Do you have information on the WGL character set?
> This is the font that Windows users may have.
This is the character repertoire that most Windows fonts implement.
> What characters are in it and what are the character numbers?
> Is this a subset of Unicode?
It is a subset of Unicode plus two private use characters.
> Are the character numbers the same?
> > Agfa Monotype has told me that:
> > "We (MS and AMC) refer to this character set designation as "WGL".
We are the Borg. Your designation is now "WGL4". Resistance is futile.
> > "World Glyph List" [...] This is
> > really a misnomer in the sense that this is only a small portion of the
> > world's glyphs."
It is therefore now called "Windows Glyph List Four" and essentially
contains ISO 6937 plus all Microsoft/IBM 8-bit code pages, plus the odd
If you want to have a "World Glyph List", you'll probably have to take
full Unicode 3.0 and remove all the compatibility characters.
-- Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK Email: mkuhn at acm.org, WWW: <http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/>
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