Unicode Fonts in Win 98 SE

By ravisunny2
Dec 25, 2006
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  1. I down loaded some Bengali ( an Indian language) fonts, and when I viewed them, I found them to be in either English or empty rectangles.

    I am using MS Word in Win 98SE enviornment.

    After doing some net search, I learned that Win 98 does not have a 'unicode layer', but there is a workaround using some add on s/w (which I was unable to download) or installing 'mscows.dll' ( may be misspelled).

    Can anyone help ?

    By the way, I use the Microsoft add on product VKEY.EXE (virtual keyboard) when using non-English text.

    Ravi Banthia
  2. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 2,057   +8

    Just forget what language the font is used for.

    It happens to be a Unicode font.

    My win 98SE has served me well, and I don't want to bid it farewell on account one apparent weakness.
  3. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,333   +49

    a google for mscows.dll will turn up everything you need to know, from people who have done it. Easy !!
  4. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 2,057   +8

    Gooogle

    Well, this is what good ole google had to say (by the way it's a complete circle) ( and I think all the riches of the world are worthless if the search engine is primitive (fast isn't equivalent to good) )

    It's because of this I posted my help request on TECHSPOT !

    Did you mean: mscorwks.dll
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  5. Goalie

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  6. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 2,057   +8

    Dear Goalie,

    Thanks for the link. I did download, but it turned out to be 'unicows.dll'.

    I still couldn't get the fonts to work right.

    I need to try again. Will let you know if it works.

    Ravi
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