Many Pies

Many Pies

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

So you're having trouble with a Unicode document?

You open a Unicode document and all you get is:

Here is a simple and beautiful (due to the site I link to, not to my prose) solution:

  • In Word 2003 (sorry, I don't know if it works in other versions), put the cursor after one of the characters and press Alt-X.
  • You should then get a four digit number, like 12E8.
  • Go to and run your mouse over the line of colons near the top of the page.
  • What you're looking for it to say a range of numbers after the "U+" that includes the four digit code you found above. Then you may get a link to a font you can download to display that text.


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