[B-Greek] RE: Comparing Unicode fonts
willker at chemie.uni-bremen.de
Tue Feb 8 06:11:57 EST 2005
> The main net disadvantage of Unicode is an increase
> in storage requirements,
Another more serious problem is that it is more difficult to type
Unicode Greek. You cannot just change the fonts in Word and type Greek.
You need a special program, e.g. Keyman, with additional tools, which
are currently rather obscure, to get roughly the same comfort. Not even
Microsoft has a user-friendly tool. This is not acceptable. (OTOH the
target group is rather limited.)
I know that Unicode has certain advantages, but it must be really
user-friendly in everyday work. This is currently not the case. ATM it
is easier to work with non-Unicode fonts.
Of course one day, when Bibleworks is in Unicode, everybody is using
Unicode only, and when there are better tools to type it, then I will
make the change, too, but this is probably at least a year ahead.
Wieland Willker, Bremen, Germany
mailto:willker at chemie.uni-bremen.de
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