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    Office Multilanguage Pack (2000 or XP)

    Hi, there.

    Is there a way I can obtain the fonts that come with the Office Multilanguage Pack? I'm looking for these fonts specifically:

    Arial Unicode MS
    Batang
    MS Minchu (or maybe Mincho)
    PMing Liu
    Sim Sun

    I want to install them because I'm testing a software product that my company makes and we don't seem to handle these particular fonts correctly. Because I'm "just testing", I'm hoping I can avoid installing the whole Multilanguage Pack CD, but maybe there are some DLLs or something that are needed to make these fonts function correctly.

    As a supplemental question, is it possible for an IT admin to install the Multilanguage Pack inadvertently? I mean, during the installation of Office, does a simple check box govern the installation of the Multlanguage Pack, or is it a big deal involving changing CDs, etc.

    One last thing--would it be possible for users to have these fonts installed semi-automatically from a foreign language web site?

    I'm asking because this font scenario has been reported as a bug in our product, but only on two machines in different offices in different parts of the country. Other workstations don't seem to have these font sets installed.

    Thank you in advance for any guidance you can offer.
    Regards,
    doug

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    Re: Office Multilanguage Pack (2000 or XP)

    Hi Doug,

    I don't know the answers to your questions, but here are a few remarks:

    I have a non-multilanguage version of Office XP Pro. I've got Arial Unicode MS, Batang, MS Mincho and SimSun (the four largest fonts in my fonts folder by far), but not PMing Liu or anything that resembles that name.

    The Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Pack (XP) or Multilanguage Pack (2000) has to be obtained separately, it is available to corporate accounts only.

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    Re: Office Multilanguage Pack (2000 or XP)

    Interesting.

    Do you know off-hand if those fonts were also a part of Office 2000 Pro? I run Office 2000 Pro on my XP box and I don't see those fonts.

    Thanks, Hans.

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    Re: Office Multilanguage Pack (2000 or XP)

    In <!mskb=219423>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 219423<!/mskb>, the five fonts you mention are listed as files to be removed if you want to uninstall CD1 of Office 2000, so I presume they come with that CD...

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    Re: Office Multilanguage Pack (2000 or XP)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 01-May-03 13:13. )</P>Possibly they came with Publisher. Was Publisher part of Office Pro (I have the Developer's Edition, so that's how I got Publisher.)

    I must say, though, simply having these fonts with the American English version of Office is useless; despite having extra tabs in my dialogs and previously undiscovered checkboxes, and enabling everything I can think of, the Chinese characters just don't render.

    Anyway, I only need them every 18 months or so, so I've moved on to more pressing issues. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Oh yeah: When I was investigating this, I saved the following link, which shows that one of those fonts ships with Word:

    http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/...U&FVER=3.00

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    Re: Office Multilanguage Pack (2000 or XP)

    They are all installed on my machine, but I'm not quite sure which option in the setup was responsible.

    Except for "Arial Unicode MS": That's installed if you run the setup and choose "Add/Remove features > Office Tools > International support > Universal font".

    I guess the other fonts are installed if you check the support for East Asian languages like Chinese, Korean ...

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> Klaus

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    Re: Office Multilanguage Pack (2000 or XP)

    All fonts mentioned above (and many more) are available on Microsoft Office Proofing Tools CD. Unfortunately, it's not free...

    If you have Multilanguage Pack already installed, find it in Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs list, press Change button and follow the wizard.

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    Re: Office Multilanguage Pack (2000 or XP)

    OK, so I found the fonts on the Office 2000 CD and I've got 'em loaded.

    Next problem...in our application, the fonts, except for Arial Unicode MS, are listed twice. At the very top of the list of fonts, I have entries for:

    @Batang
    @MS Mincho

    ...etc. Then the fonts are also listed alphabetically in what I would think of as the "normal" display.

    On some printers, the @-listed fonts are printed as text strings with each letter in the string rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise. It doesn't happen with all printers.

    The simple solution would seem to be to filter the @-list fonts so users don't see them and can't pick them. But, all the same, my question is this: do these fonts appear to users working in standard Windows apps (like Word) if international options are installed? And are there some printers that are sold specifically because they can handle Asian style typesetting scenarios where a banner headline in Chinese might be printed down the right hand side of a page?

    Thanks again for any help.
    doug

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