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Can Microsoft Word access alternate glyphs of Adobe fonts?

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:27 am
by William
Could someone who has Adobe Garamond or Adobe Arno and Microsoft Word possibly have a look as to whether the Insert Symbol facility of Microsoft Word offers the alternate glyphs of the font please?

William Overington

15 August 2008

Mixed results

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:50 pm
by Dick Pape
I tried Adobe Arno Pro.otf and nothing beyond 00FF (small letter y with diaeresis) was visible with Insert Symbol. The font had 1009 glyphs.

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:55 am
by William
Dick Pape wrote:I tried Adobe Arno Pro.otf and nothing beyond 00FF (small letter y with diaeresis) was visible with Insert Symbol. The font had 1009 glyphs.
Thank you trying the experiment.

I am surprised at the result.

What do you get with Times New Roman and Arial please?

Some readers might like to have a look at the glyph complement of Adobe Arno Pro.

http://store1.adobe.com/type/browser/pd ... egular.pdf

There are various alternate glyphs, yet there are also many regular glyphs from after U+00FF.

I use Word 97, which has been here for about ten years now: with Times New Roman and Arial, Insert Symbol can be used to insert accented characters from beyond U+00FF.

William Overington

16 August 2008

A successful test

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:46 pm
by Dick Pape
Times New Roman and Arial work fine for me-- can see the entire character set and therefore select any of them.

I tried a TTF of Arno Pro (OTF saved via FC) and it worked as expected -- could see all glyphs.

The ArnoPro OTF shows up in MS Word (2002) drop menu with a different icon (some sort of shaded rectangle) than the other fonts which show a TT symbol. Maybe Microsoft doesn't "do" Adobe?

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:42 pm
by William
Thank you.

William