pulat at primedatasolutions.com
Thu Nov 6 00:20:06 GMT 2003
On November 5, 2003 06:33 pm, Eugene wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 November 2003 6:06 pm, Pulat Yunusov wrote:
> > On November 5, 2003 05:31 pm, Eugene wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 05 November 2003 4:29 pm, Pulat Yunusov wrote:
> > > > On November 5, 2003 02:15 pm, Eugene Nine wrote:
> > > > > I'm not sure if this is KDE specific or not, I have some old
> > > > > documents that were written with DOS Edit and have higher ASCII
> > > > > symbols in them. I'm trying to open them with Kwrite or Kword but
> > > > > need a Font with the higher ASCII symbols. I seem to remember I
> > > > > either found one in Windows to do this or edited one myself copying
> > > > > the symbols from a symbol font over to a regular font but in the
> > > > > appripriate ASCII values. Is there a font I can use with KDE/Linux
> > > > > to get these symbols without re editing my docuement?
> > > > >
> > > > > Eugene Nine
> > > >
> > > > I believe any Latin-1 (ISO-8859-1) font will do the trick because, as
> > > > far as I know, that encoding includes ASCII and what you refer to as
> > > > higher ASCII characters. What problem exactly do you have when you
> > > > open your documents in KWrite or KWord?
> > > >
> > > > Pulat
> > > > http://primedatasolutions.com/
> > > > Websites. Databases. Security.
> > >
> > > I'm looking for the ones from 128-255 at www.asciitable.com. If you
> > > open KcharSelect there are 8 rows, with the characters going from 0-255
> > > so the bottom 4 rows are the extended 128-255. I've used some of the
> > > math symbols like 251, 245, 244 159 and the Greek characters like 225,
> > > 234, etc. I think all those exist in the higher tables of different
> > > fonts but I have to try and search/replace little squares with the
> > > correct ones, but If I can find a font that has them in the place
> > > already it will be easier. I think I either used a terminal font in
> > > windows or edited a font to make what I need. I've been searching for
> > > font editors but haven't found much.
> > That looks like the IBM ASCII chart and I am not sure if fonts or editors
> > that ship with KDE support it. You might want to search for a tool that
> > will convert IBM ASCII (extended) text to Unicode, which definitely has
> > entities for the characters you're looking for and is the right encoding
> > to migrate to for the long-term. Once your text is converted, you can
> > edit it with a modern Unicode editor.
> I guess I should have been more specific, you are correct IBM's extended
> ASCII. That would be ideal if I could convert them. I've tried kwrite,
> kword, opecoffice but nothing seems to convert properly. You don't know of
> any programs/scripts to do it do you? I think it would be pretty simple,
> just look up the ext ascii in a list and replace with the corresponding
> unicode character, but I haven't learned any unix shell scripting yet.
I found this page with software that claims to do the conversion you need.
Try "Code-Page-437-text ~ to ~ Unicode-UTF-16 Converter" but run the usual
security stuff on untrusted binaries.
Check this out too:
I've found this by googling "dos code page utf". ;)
Websites. Databases. Security.
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