[XeTeX] encoding radicals in traditional Chinese

Daniel Greenhoe dgreenhoe at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 28 15:42:35 CET 2008

--- On Fri, 11/28/08, Wolfgang Schuster <schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com> wrote:
> http://www.fileformat.info/tip/microsoft/enter_unicode.htm

Thank you for your fast reply and solution. I did take a look at the web page you provided. The alt + hex method did not seem to work on my machine at this time. Maybe I need to change a registry value as was mentioned on that page. 


--- On Fri, 11/28/08, Wolfgang Schuster <schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com> wrote:

> From: Wolfgang Schuster <schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: [XeTeX] encoding radicals in traditional Chinese
> To: dgreenhoe at yahoo.com, "Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms" <xetex at tug.org>
> Cc: "Cyril Niklaus" <cyril.niklaus at gmail.com>
> Date: Friday, November 28, 2008, 10:29 PM
> 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.
> >> ⼹
> >
> > 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!  ^___^
> http://www.fileformat.info/tip/microsoft/enter_unicode.htm
> Wolfgang

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