Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums / MathGroup Archive
-----

MathGroup Archive 2010

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: Re: FromCharacterCode

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg106649] Re: [mg106900] Re: FromCharacterCode
  • From: Jason Ledbetter <jasonbrent at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 01:42:54 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <hjh845$r1s$1@smc.vnet.net> <hjjqir$953$1@smc.vnet.net>

One small addition here.. this can also happen if there isn't an equivalent
character in your code page.

The character conversion stuff in windows is fairly odd and sometimes you
can't even get a proper display even if you have a font that supports the
character if the code page isn't both installed/enabled on windows -and-
windows is booted with that code page as it's primary...

(so sayeth my old recollections on troubleshooting character conversion
issues in a NAS product between hebrew/windows and a server-side virus
scanning engine...)

Solution: don't use windows. :-)

-jbl


On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 6:36 AM, David Reiss <dbreiss at gmail.com> wrote:

> I can see it on my mac and not on Windows.  I assume that, as with all
> fonts, you need an actual installed font to support seeing the
> character.  I assume that on the Windows machine there is no
> supporting font but that it is presnet on a Mac.
>
> --David
>
> On Jan 25, 5:08 am, magma <mader... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Jan 24, 11:41 am, "Bruce Colletti" <bwcolle... at verizon.net> wrote:
> >
> > > Re 7.0.1 under WinXP.
> >
> > > On my machine, FromCharacterCode@1301 (as well as sundry other codes)
> > > returns an empty square, yet on another machine, it returns the
> expected
> > > characters.
> >
> > > Why do the machines return different results?  Or does this suggest
> system
> > > corruption?  Thanks.
> >
> > > Bruce
> >
> > I confirm:
> > What character should it be?
>
>
>


  • Prev by Date: Re: License terms for free Mathematica Player
  • Next by Date: Re: DynamicModule not saving reliably a variable between
  • Previous by thread: Re: FromCharacterCode
  • Next by thread: problem with inverse laplace transform