Special characters in Quark
February 25, 2006 3:24 PM Subscribe
Font recommendation to solve a MS Word --> QuarkXPress issue?
posted by omair to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
I have a lengthy book written in MS Word, pretty simple in all respects. Basic formatting, layout, etc and the font throughout is Times New Roman.
The Unicode version of Times New Roman has lots of characters that I use to write the English transliteration of words from another language. These are characters such as the letter 'T' with a dash through it, the letters 'H', 'Z', or 'S' with a "hat" accent above them, and such...
However, since these characters are not in the first 256 characters of Times New Roman, QuarkXPress does not pick them up, since it does not have Unicode support.
Is there a font out there that contains characters similar to these (doesn't have to be exactly the same) as well the normal characters in the first 256 spots so that I can use it with Quark, or does anyone have a better idea as to how I can solve this problem?
Yes, for my next book I'll find another application, like InDesign (although I haven't researched its capabilities yet) since Quark is just so crappy...