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Hi :)
Any chance you could ask the Translation Agency to install LibreOffice,
OpenOffice or some other free office suite that does conform to
internationally agreed standards?

If they are always trying to get documents to display properly between
different versions of MS Office then they are going to keep on running into
incompatibilities like this.  Also as more and more people are now using
systems that do implement internationally agreed standards then it makes
sense for them to have one too in order to avoid all these sorts of
problems with other people.  If they don't or can't install LibreOffice,
OpenOffice or one of the other suites that does comply with international
standards then everything they write now, or already have will be
unreadable in the not-very distant future.

Doc is usually able to be read by almost every system these days but DocX
is notoriously unreliable.  However ODT and PDF are both MUCH more reliable
when sharing files with people.  The ODT format is sufficiently well
documented and defined that documents using the format should be fairly
easy to read in the far off future.

MS Office 2013 can supposedly;
File - "Save As..." to "Open Document Format"
but apparently in order to try to retain market dominance MS have never
been any good at implementing ISO standards, even though everyone else
seems to find it fairly easy to do so.

Another advantage of LibreOffice and OpenOffice is that they can often read
proprietary formats from ages ago, even though those formats are
increasingly dropped by the profit-making companies who created them.

So hopefully the Translation Agency might be willing to install LibreOffice
alongside whichever version of MS Office they have.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 27 September 2015 at 14:18, V Stuart Foote <>

@Thomas, *

It is a filter issue with the OOXML .docx rendering of CJK and Latin fonts.
Probably worth opening a  bug report against.

Not really an answer, especially if you must substantially alter the
document, however you can export from Office 2013 Writer to PDF.

And then Open the PDF of the document in LibreOffice Draw.

Should have different, and *hopefully improved*, rendering of the mixed CJK
and Latin texts--allowing you to work.

Let us know.


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