Foreign Language Support ?

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Foreign Language Support ?

Post by drewlong » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:47 am

I work in English but occasionally receive documents in a foreign language, mainly (.doc), or documents which contain paragraphs in a foreign language.
LO will open these documents and display the text, can anyone let me know how to have Softmaker - Text, Plan & Presenter - do the same please.

Thanks in advance :?

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Re: Foreign Language Support ?

Post by sven-l » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:44 pm

So your problem is that TextMaker/PlanMaker/SoftMaker Presentations does not open your files? Does it work if you open the application first and invoke File=>Open from the menu?
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Re: Foreign Language Support ?

Post by drewlong » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:28 pm

I can open the file but no text is displayed.
Sample source file enclosed with a PDF version I exported from LO.
Attachments
Meteor_Japanese.pdf
(216.95 KiB) Downloaded 292 times
Meteor_Japanese.doc
(130 KiB) Downloaded 341 times

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Re: Foreign Language Support ?

Post by sven-l » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:08 am

Thank you! I informed the developers.
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Re: Foreign Language Support ?

Post by sven-l » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:47 pm

It seems that the font MS Mincho is not installed under your Linux. Under Windows it is either installed or replaced with a fitting font. This is not done for Linux.
If you select the text and format it in a font that is installed and contains Japanese characters, this should work.
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SOLVED Foreign Language Support ?

Post by drewlong » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:00 pm

Solved.

Thank you the work round does the trick.
It is a little odd converting any English text (Ctrl A) to a Japanese rendering of an English font face but easy enough to pick out the English words or paragraphs and convert back to Sans etc.

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Re: Foreign Language Support ?

Post by martin-k » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:30 pm

What you should do is to go to Tools/Options and turn on extended support for Asian languages.

This gives you, among other things, a modified Format/Character dialog that has three different font settings: one for Western, one for Asian, and one for complex (Arabic) scripts. This way, you can individually set the font for the Japanese characters.
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