Re: Unicode

Jeff Hostetler (
Thu, 29 Jul 1999 12:06:16 -0500

At 12:24 AM 7/29/99 +0200, Birger Langkjer wrote:
>There is still a problem with importing Word docs in utf8 into AbiWord.
>Maybe you skould look at Caspar Sinai's uniconv utility. It can map
>textfiles to and from different formats (eg. UTF8 -> 8859-1).
>Unfortunately Abiword removes the characters in utf, so it is not
>possible to run uniconv on the *.abw file like I can do with files
>that I convert with mswordview.

right now we're currently limited to latin-1 chars within
abiword. we've made provisions for unicode/16bit chars, but
still have a lot of work to do.


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