Working with Foreign Languages and Characters in WordPerfect
Paperback – Out of print
ISBN 9789027221261 (Eur)
ISBN 9781556194825 (USA)
Few WP users know how to put all 1,893 characters available in the program to use. This book explains how to type all these characters, how keyboard layouts can be designed to facilitate typing of specific characters, how to have characters displayed on the screen, and how to print them. The book also discusses the various language codes in WordPerfect, and the hyphenation rules and the dictionaries used in these language codes. The book includes a diskette with the many clever macros and keyboard definitions described in the book, such as a macro to switch between keyboards, a keyboard layout for typing Japanese (both hiragana and katakana), and macros to transliterate Greek or Cyrillic. Indispensable for anyone who frequently types and prints documents using more characters than just the letters of the English alphabet. It is a fact that WordPerfect 5.1 knows 1,893 characters. It is equally true that relatively few WP users know how to put these characters to use. Working with Foreign Languages and Characters in WordPerfect explains how to type all these characters using standard facilities such as the Compose key, and how keyboard layouts can be designed to facilitate typing specific characters. The author not only discusses the facilities offered by WordPerfect to display characters on the screen but explains also how to print them. In a lucid way he demonstrates how screen characters, and the way characters are printed, can be modified using WordPerfect or thirdparty software. WordPerfect contains a large number of language codes. These codes determine how words in a document should be hyphenated and which dictionary should be used for checking the spelling of a document. The author discusses in detail how exception lists can be created to handle special hyphenation rules, and how the dictionaries can be modified. Methods are outlined for creating new dictionaries for languages for which WordPerfect has no dictionaries available. This book is aimed at everybody who frequently needs to type and print documents that contain more characters than only the letters of the English alphabet. The book includes a diskette with the many clever macros and keyboard definitions described in the book, such as a key macro to switch from one keyboard to another, a keyboard layout for typing Japanese, both hiragana and katakana, or macros to transliterate Greek or Cyrillic.
[Not in series, 58] 1992. xxii, 218 pp.
Publishing status: Out of print
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