Foreign characters dont display in Word
Posted on 2010-11-26
A customer has just got a new Win 7 PC with Office 2010. He previously had XP with, I think, Office 2003.
He sometimes needs to produce documents and flyers using mostly English, but with the odd word or two in Hebrew. He did this by installing some Hebrew fonts. Because it was only a few words, it was not necessary to install Hebrew language on his PC or to get a Hebrew keyboard as he knew which keys represented which Hebrew characters.
He did this by just keying in the letters that he knew would represent the Hebrew characters he needed and then just selected the text and changed the selection to the Hebrew font.
With his new setup, this no longer works. If he selects the Hebrew font, the selected text remains in the original English font. If he tries to change it to another English font, this works OK.
I have tried this on my computer - also Windows 7 and also Office 2010 - and I have the same problem. Strangely, I found that some of the Hebrew fonts work in Notepad, whilst others don’t. Very odd.
Any idea what's going on, and how to resolve it?
He doesn’t want to purchase a Hebrew word processor such as DavkaWriter or Dagesh-Pro,as his usage doesn’t warrant it. He doesn’t want to install Hebrew language on his PC unless it’s the only way.