Subject Re: [firebird-support] Wrong characters ...
Author Lester Caine
On 13/05/2019 16:27, Mark Rotteveel mark@...
[firebird-support] wrote:
> How is this on topic for firebird-support? Did you mean to mail this to
> someone else?

It's I direct follow on from the question of switching a database from
'NONE' to 'UTF8' ... I was only when I started looking into that and
just how to migrate from on database to another that the reason for a
different problem came to light ...

Something of a heads up s to the problem, but the question is just how
does one know just how to migrate existing data?

> 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.

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