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Word is known for its buggy support of OpenType PS (.otf) fonts. Word XP didn't show any glyphs from OpenType PS fonts with codes higher than 256. This was addressed in Word 2003, but I suspect that some problems still exist. So your problem is not font-specific.
However, I think it would be practical if you posted some screenshots illustrating your problem. For instance, I don't quite understand what you mean by "they're especially weak in A through G".
Adam, I've made a screenshot of the total view from Word 2003 of the glyphs in Math Pi LT Std Regular but don't see a way to attach it in this forum. I hope to learn soon!
The u/lc Greek alphabet is less incomplete than the outline, script and fraktur or gothic alphabets. Each one is missing most of its characters. It would be better to say that these alphabets are randomly and skimpily represented throughout.
I've viewed several other OpenType fonts in Word's Symbol insert chart, including a couple of pro fonts, and nothing seems amiss in them, at least not radically. I wonder if the Math Pi lapse has anything to do with math having unusual subsets.
I'd appreciate advice on whom to write to at Microsoft regarding the inadequacy of Word 2003's encoding of the Math Pi OpenType font. It's pretty much useless to me in its abbreviated implementation.
Ken, <br /><br />I suggest Chris Pratley <email@example.com> and Paul Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <br /><br />Regards, <br />Adam Twardoch
Does anyone know if WordPerfect handles the named opentype fonts, listed in this post, correctly? If so, this is one of many reasons to reconsider WordPerfect again. I have been using it since 4.1 and I refuse to switch to Word.
Thank you for your assistance.
I have investigated OpenType fonts in WP for Windows. WPWin is not wise to Unicode. It continues to use the 256 encodings it has always used. Over at wpuniverse.com, there have been discussions of what would have to be done to make WPWin unicode-compatible: a lot, very unfortunately.
Thus I stick with 5.1 for DOS for my unit's typsetting, which makes use of expert fonts (o.s. numerals, true small caps, and 5 automatic ligatures that we've coded into the Postscript printer driver) and which involves a lot of logical symbols from Mathematical Pi 1 to 6. I needed Pi 1 to be available both regular and slanted. No problem, thanks to good old ptr.exe.