mmdesh at UMICH.EDU
Wed Jan 10 06:16:07 EST 2001
Vidyasankar makes a good point. I have successfully read with my Mac
version of Manjushree CSX the Sanskrit texts created by Professor
Tokunaga. The same can be read with the Windows version of Manjushree
CSX. However, I have not tried to read texts created with Mac Manjushree
CSX with any Windows based CSX fonts. Best,
On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Vidyasankar Sundaresan wrote:
> >If I am not correct, then is there a more basic problem with cross-platform
> >(Mac ==> PC) compatability of the Manjushree CSX font? Even using the most
> >advanced of conversion utilities, I can find no means to preserve CSX
> >(ascii) character locations for documents encoded in Mac word processors
> >with the manjushree font.
> It seems to be a Mac non-compatibility issue. I have encountered
> it when going across platforms happens with John Smith's Times
> CSX+ fonts too. There are Mac and PC fonts, but text encoded
> on a Mac will not get mapped properly when viewed on PCs, and
> vice versa. The problem seems to lie with the fact that the Mac
> systems assign the characters to non-standard locations. I don't
> know if the newer Mac OS's take care of this.
> The only solution lies in a utility that takes text encoded on
> one type of machine and goes through a reassigning process for
> the other. If well written, such a thing should work for every
> font that strictly follows the CSX standards, irrespective of
> who developed the font. I haven't found any such thing yet.
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