Re: Unicode conversion

"Tom Serface" <>
Wed, 14 May 2008 08:27:33 -0700
As I mentioned to OP, we've found that MS Sans Serif is missing some
characters (Japanese specifically) on Win2K. We used to use MS Gothic UI,
but I don't really like that font. I find it difficult to find a font that
works for all cases.


"Mihai N." <> wrote in message

Joseph M. Newcomer <> wrote in

Dialogs typically use a "default dialog font", which either has
ONLY characters U0020..U00FF or has only a tiny subset of the
Unicode fonts (usually, just enough to
handle central European, Cyrillic, Hebrew and Arabic...check out
Character Map). I wanted
to be able to display as many Unicode characters as possible, and in fact

in my first

test, the fraction 7/8 would not display in the input controls (although

"MS Shell Dlg" does quite ok.
It usually maps to "Microsoft Sans Serif" (on non-CCJK OS), then GDI
font-linking kicks in and you also get MS Gothic, MingLiU, SimSun and

If you have complext script support installed,
Uniscribe also does some magic and adds more support.
Try this:

So you are quite ok with "MS Shell Dlg" or directly
with "Microsoft Sans Serif"

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