RE: MS Arial Unicode Font

From: Hart, Edwin F. (
Date: Fri Jun 09 2000 - 08:37:33 EDT

What operating system are you using? I had the same problem at home with
Windows 98 character map but not the Word 2000 Insert Symbol. If you want
to use Unicode, the better choice is Windows NT 4.0 at least SP 5. One of
the key points is NT 4.0 SP 5. SP 5 has changes to handle large Unicode &
CJK fonts.

Ed Hart

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-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher John Fynn []
Sent: Friday, June 09, 2000 08:09
To: Unicode List
Subject: Re: MS Arial Unicode Font

Since MS Arial Unicode is such a huge font, it's not surprising that it
seems to
cause problems on some systems. Have you checked to see if there
are fonts listed there which cover the blocks you need but leave out those
don't need?

FWIW MS Arial Unicode works for me in Word 97 [SR-2] on NT4 [build 1381 SP
(I also use Adobe Type Manager 4 NT to manage my fonts and almost always
Arial Unicode inactive).

My guess is that the amount of system and graphics memory available, the
graphics driver, the resolution and colour depth you are using, and the
of other fonts you have active are all things which might effect whether or
you can get MS Arial Unicode to work.

- Chris

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