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Displaying Asian fonts in Access 97

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Sam
Is there a way to display Asian fonts in Access 97? If not, how about
subsequent versions? One thought is I was able to display Asian fonts
in Visual Basic using a browser control, which in turn could display
unicode fonts. Is this option available in Access 97 or other
versions? Any help or information in this area would be much
appreciated.

thanks in advance,
Sam90
Nov 12 '05 #1
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On 2 Mar 2004 03:58:30 -0800, sa*******@hotmail.com (Sam) wrote:

Read up on the "What's New" in Access <version> at microsoft.com.
You'll learn that Unicode support comes with Access 2000.

-Tom.

Is there a way to display Asian fonts in Access 97? If not, how about
subsequent versions? One thought is I was able to display Asian fonts
in Visual Basic using a browser control, which in turn could display
unicode fonts. Is this option available in Access 97 or other
versions? Any help or information in this area would be much
appreciated.

thanks in advance,
Sam90


Nov 12 '05 #2

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We've just used a special font you can download. (PMINGLIU from memory).
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Bradley
Software Developer www.hrsystems.com.au
A Christian Response www.pastornet.net.au/response

"Tom van Stiphout" <to*****@no.spam.cox.net> wrote in message
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On 2 Mar 2004 03:58:30 -0800, sa*******@hotmail.com (Sam) wrote:

Read up on the "What's New" in Access <version> at microsoft.com.
You'll learn that Unicode support comes with Access 2000.

-Tom.

Is there a way to display Asian fonts in Access 97? If not, how about
subsequent versions? One thought is I was able to display Asian fonts
in Visual Basic using a browser control, which in turn could display
unicode fonts. Is this option available in Access 97 or other
versions? Any help or information in this area would be much
appreciated.

thanks in advance,
Sam90

Nov 12 '05 #3

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A97 does not support multiple 'fonts'. Instead,
each database is assigned just one sort order, and
you can use any font you have on your PC.

A2000 uses unicode, so there is a double byte number
which indicates which character to use, out of all
the unicode characters. Then you can use any font
that has support for that character.

A97 has only single byte characters. Each database
is understood to use one CodePage. Then you can
use any font that has support for that CodePage.

If you get an 'asian' A97 and put it on 'asian'
Windows, it probably defaults to 'asian' fonts.

I don't think US A97 will be able to display 'asian'
fonts at all, except in a very limited way if they
can be mapped to a codepage, or by using a
??rich text?? control on a form.

To change the codepage of an A97 database I think
you just compact it to a new collation order?
If you want to use Asian fonts you 'can' use VB and
A97, but if the collation order is not set for the
Asian Language, then select and sort queries will
give the wrong result.


"Sam" <sa*******@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Is there a way to display Asian fonts in Access 97? If not, how about
subsequent versions? One thought is I was able to display Asian fonts
in Visual Basic using a browser control, which in turn could display
unicode fonts. Is this option available in Access 97 or other
versions? Any help or information in this area would be much
appreciated.

thanks in advance,
Sam90

Nov 12 '05 #4

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As posted previously I use a special font to display asian names... and it
works fine. (Just changed the font of the text box to the asian font).
--
Bradley
Software Developer www.hrsystems.com.au
A Christian Response www.pastornet.net.au/response

"david epsom dot com dot au" <david@epsomdotcomdotau> wrote in message
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A97 does not support multiple 'fonts'. Instead,
each database is assigned just one sort order, and
you can use any font you have on your PC.

A2000 uses unicode, so there is a double byte number
which indicates which character to use, out of all
the unicode characters. Then you can use any font
that has support for that character.

A97 has only single byte characters. Each database
is understood to use one CodePage. Then you can
use any font that has support for that CodePage.

If you get an 'asian' A97 and put it on 'asian'
Windows, it probably defaults to 'asian' fonts.

I don't think US A97 will be able to display 'asian'
fonts at all, except in a very limited way if they
can be mapped to a codepage, or by using a
??rich text?? control on a form.

To change the codepage of an A97 database I think
you just compact it to a new collation order?
If you want to use Asian fonts you 'can' use VB and
A97, but if the collation order is not set for the
Asian Language, then select and sort queries will
give the wrong result.


"Sam" <sa*******@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:e2**************************@posting.google.c om...
Is there a way to display Asian fonts in Access 97? If not, how about
subsequent versions? One thought is I was able to display Asian fonts
in Visual Basic using a browser control, which in turn could display
unicode fonts. Is this option available in Access 97 or other
versions? Any help or information in this area would be much
appreciated.

thanks in advance,
Sam90


Nov 12 '05 #5

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