Re: Word 2007 on Vista has ultra-minimal support for surrogate pairs.

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:11:53 -0500
"Jeff?Relf" <Jeff_Relf@Yahoo.COM> wrote in message

" Yes, I have too.
 It all works just fine in my copy of Excel 2003
 on my copy of WinXP SP2. ".

Either you're lying or you didn't understand the " question ".
Consider: " www.Cotse.NET/users/jeffrelf/Music.DOC ".
I'm using Word 2007 Ultimate ( SP1 ) on Vista Ultimate.

Yes, I have successfully copied the G-clef character from this Doc file
into Excel. The doc file uses an embedded font (font stored in the file
itself), which I don't have on my machine. All I had to do after copying
is select a font in Excel that can show the character.

I tried to add spaces before the G-Clef, it didn't work.
I could go on. Visual Studio 2005 doesn't even show the glyphs !

It's true - Visual Studio text editor doesn't seem to handle surrogate
pairs. It appears to naively treat each surrogate as a separate
With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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