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On 12/14/2013 11:28 AM, Doug wrote:
On 12/14/2013 11:14 AM, Dale Erwin wrote:
On 12/14/2013 10:35 AM, Dale Erwin wrote:
Recently, I've been trying to learn Thai and have set up an alternate Thai keyboard layout. All works pretty well until I try to save a document written in Thai. It seems to save OK, but when I open it later, all the Thai text is represented by small rectangles... i.e. garbage.

What is the secret to saving documents in Thai? I think it has something to do with unicode, but I have no idea how to deal with it.

Any help would be appreciated.

I forgot to mention I am using LO on Win 7.

Do you have Thai fonts in your font directory? I don't know where you get them, but that's what you need.


Seems to me that without Thai fonts I could not type text into the document at all. I can type text into the document using Lucinda console font which comes with Win7. The only problem is that after saving the document I can't retrieve it with the text intact.

I found a page through google on setting up a Thai keyboard and it said that win7 comes with several Thai fonts. Another one mentioned is Malaga and the characters appear just fine in the document. I can even print them, I just can't recover them after saving.

I have the same problem in Notepad, but in Notepad I get a warning that says: This file contains characters in Unicode format which will be lost if you save this file as an ANSI encoded text file. To keep the Unicode information, click Cancel below and then select one of the Unicode options from the Encoding drop down list, Continue? Problem is I can't find any Encoding drop down list.

In LO, however, there is no such warning. It appears to have been successfully saved until I open it later and find garbage.

OK, I just found the Encoding drop down list in the save dialog, so I can now save documents in Notepad using the same Lucinda console font.

Dale Erwin
Jr. 28 de Julio 657, Depto. 03
Magdalena del Mar, Lima 17 PERU

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