[XeTeX] encoding radicals in traditional Chinese

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 28 15:29:06 CET 2008

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 3:03 PM, Daniel Greenhoe <dgreenhoe at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> You just need to write the actual radical directly into
>> your document, use a unicode editor and you're all set.
>> I use Mac OS X, so even TextEdit works fine in combination
>> with the unicode hex input keyboard layout. Just  press alt
>> while typing the unicode number, as in your example 2F39.
> That is a good idea; and that is definitely the way it should work. However, Iam using a PC with Windows XP; and in this case, it doesn't seem to work. For example, if I try holding down the alt and type in the decimal equivalent of 2F00 hex (12032 decimal), the character generated is simply the forward slash character "/". Apparently this is because the ASCII code for "/" is 2F hex (47 decimal), and the operating system accepts the first byte of what I type and discards the rest.
> If you know of any way around this problem (besides buying a Mac), please let me know. Thanks!  ^___^



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