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Russian Font Problem

Feb 7, 2013 8:58 AM

I have installed Russian fonts on my IBM PC, but the characters are displayed as jibberish. The Russian language option does not appear in the Paragraph Designer > Language drop down menu. How do I resolve this issue? I am using FrameMaker 9. Thanks for any advice.

 
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    Feb 7, 2013 9:17 AM   in reply to 11raryG!!

    FM displays the languages available using the appropriate language specific glyphs. For Russian use "русский" :

     

    FM9_russian.png

     

    Can you be specific by what you mean about the characters being jibberish? Which font are you using? What keyboard input method is being used? Can you read Russian in order to determine if the entries are correct?

     
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    Feb 7, 2013 10:14 AM   in reply to 11raryG!!

    What Russian font?

    Name?

    Foundry?

    TTF? OTF? Type1 (AFM, PFB)?

     

    More to the point, is it a legacy Codepage 855, 866, 1251 or 28595 font, or is it a Unicode font?

     

    For new documents on FM8 or later, you really really want to be using Unicode, which is to say, you usually don't want to be using a "Russian" font, but want to be using one or more Unicode fonts that have the Cyrillic and Eastern European codepoints populated with glyphs.

     
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