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    Unicode Fonts (PP 2K)

    What are single-byte & double-byte fonts. <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>
    The feature presents itself, together with various error messages on attempting to <font face="Comic Sans MS">Replace Fonts</font face=comic> in "Format > Replace Fonts"

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    Re: Unicode Fonts (PP 2K)

    In MS-DOS and originally in Windows, each character is stored in 1 byte, i.e. a series of 8 bits; a bit is the smallest unit of information in a computer, it can be 0 or 1. This allows for 2^8 = 256 different characters. This is OK for many western languages, but not enough if you want to support multiple languages. In 1991, a new standard was developed: Unicode, in which each character is stored as 2 bytes; this allows for 2^16 = 65,536 different characters. See Unicode Home Page.

    For your PowerPoint problem, see Why won't Replace Fonts work? Understanding Unicode fonts

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    Re: Unicode Fonts (PP 2K)

    Once again many thanks Hans, you have saved the day. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

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