Subject Re: [firebird-support] Wrong characters ...
Author Mark Rotteveel
How is this on topic for firebird-support? Did you mean to mail this to
someone else?


On 11-5-2019 17:22, Lester Caine lester@... [firebird-support] wrote:
> With the sorting out of unicode encoded text I've just hit a related
> funny. I've been given a quantity of original PageMaker documents which
> include a quantity of poetry for which the layout and punctuation is a
> substantial part of the content. I'd had to find the original fonts, or
> so I thought to get these to render on an old setup of PageMaker. What I
> had no anticipated was that while the characters themselves may be
> slightly different from scans of the original published books, some of
> the quotation marks were simply 'wrong'. Not yet verified the whole
> book, but single and double quotes are being rendered as actual foreign
> characters. What I thought would be a quick job is now something of a
> nightmare! And I've no way to check just how the original probably
> pre-XP machine was set up. Looks like I'll need to work out just what
> characters are used in the documents, but the three copies of the font
> I've found have different layouts for the punctuation :( Fortunately
> I've got access to the original author ... it's his website I building
> .... so we can HOPEFULLY identify the correct unicode codes for use
> on-line, but I doubt there are unicode versions of the old fonts he used
> originally? Need to find the best match possible while maintaining the
> original layout of text.

Mark Rotteveel