Follow up to Font/Print Problems

Herman Tull hwtull at MSN.COM
Sat Aug 29 14:07:14 UTC 2009

For several years, I have had great success with Word 2003 using Arial MS Unicode and Baraha (under both Vista and XP)--both my screen and my printer happily display devanagari and diacritics (some conjuncts are not available, however).  I recently shifted to Word 2007, and it was a disaster.  I decided Word 2007 simply was not worth the trouble of trying to figure all this out, and I went back to 2003. After I finish my current project, I plan to shift to open office.

Herman Tull

> Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 19:47:19 -0400
> From: whitakjl at WFU.EDU
> Subject: Follow up to Font/Print Problems
> I have narrowed the problem of spacing down to vocalic "r" and many 
> (long) accented vowels (aa', uu', r.', etc.). The problem occurs when I 
> type the characters with shortcut keys in Word 2007. My best guess is 
> that somehow the documents I am working on have been changed in the 
> Style sheet. Anyway, 50% of the time when I enter one of these 
> characters I get too much of a space (e.g., "Rgveda " with vocalic "r" 
> will look like "R gveda"; that is with too much a space). When I delete 
> it and retype it, the word correctly displays. However I am having a 
> hell of a time with "m" with chandrabindu. It just won't give up the 
> space (e.g., in "mahaa' m." with final chandrabindu). Anyway, if anyone 
> can help with both of these issues I would be eternally grateful. 1/ 
> Character spacing/typing issues; 2/ print spacing, losing characters.
> Sorry for the second message
> Dear List:
> I have just started experiencing some problems with character spacing 
> when I print to various printers on VISTA Office 2007. I use Titus 
> Cyberbit Basic Font, which I have had no problems to date. Essentially I 
> am getting a separation of characters by a open blank space (esp. with 
> vocalic "r" (r with open circle underneath), and many long accented 
> vowels). I also have a problem with some characters just dropping 
> out/disappearing from the page when printed (random characters in both 
> Sanskrit and English, but all in Titus Cyberbit Basic). I just upgraded 
> to a new computer with VISTA and Office 2007. Is any one else 
> experiencing this problem? Thoughts? Is it a problems with new VISTA 
> printer drivers? Office 2007?
> *Jarrod L. Whitaker, Ph.D.*
> Assistant Professor, South Asian Religions
> Wake Forest University
> Department of Religion
> PO Box 7212
> Winston-Salem, NC, 27109
> Email whitakjl at
> Tel: 336.758.4162
> Fax: 336.758.4462

Windows Live: Make it easier for your friends to see what you’re up to on Facebook.

More information about the INDOLOGY mailing list