SignBank Menus in Chinese, Japanese, Arabic...

Stuart Thiessen smt_sw at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 12 16:25:41 UTC 2002

The challenge right now is that neither Filemaker 5.5 nor 6.0 is
Unicode-compliant as far as I am aware.  I tried to test it to see if it
would be possible to add a field for HamNoSys or other systems of
transcribing so you could enter their information and the SW equivalent.  As
I recall, HamNoSys is in Unicode, but Filemaker could not handle it.  I
think we may need to "urge" them to make 6.5 (or whatever the next version
is) Unicode-friendly.


>From: Mark Penner <penner at WORLD.CBI.ORG>
>Reply-To: SignWriting List <SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA>
>Subject: Re: SignBank Menus in Chinese, Japanese, Arabic...
>Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 11:28:53 +0900
>At 10:16 02/09/10 -0500, you wrote:
> > There is a unicode Arial font that is
> > quite large and contains many characters from a wide variety of
> > including Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese if I am not mistaken.
>I know it includes Japanese, as I have it on my list of fonts in Word. I
>imagine Filemaker will have it, but have never used Filemaker, so don't
>know. I don't have the time or the expertise to try and figure it out, but
>I CAN at least offer the little tidbits of information that I do have. If
>that helps a more knowledgeable person figure it out, great.
>Mark Penner
>Tokyo, Japan

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