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  • Dear Sir,

    I want to info that, this article was posted in TechNet Community Support.

    Mr.Vincent Wang is referred to this post in your forum. So, I posted it immediately for better result.  In this regards special thanked to Mr. Vincent Wang


    Our Chakma Language (Script) UNICODE range is 11100-1114F. It is newly-defined blocks in version 6.1 are available (see http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode6.1.0/). Here is pdf version ( see http://unicode.org/charts/PDF/U11100.pdf). Here is include with names list (See http://www.unicode.org/charts/nameslist/c_11100.html). Here is names list with details description (see http://www.unicode.org/charts/nameslist/n_11100.html#11109).

    But, many of the UNICODE language (Script) such as: Bengali (see http://www.unicode.org/charts/nameslist/c_0980.html), Mayanmar (see http://www.unicode.org/charts/nameslist/c_1000.html), Tamil (see http://www.unicode.org/charts/nameslist/c_0B80.html) etc are showing correctly. On the other hand, our language (Script) is not showing correctly. What is the proper reason? How can it is showing on any Operating System (like : Windows, Mac, Apple etc)? Please some suggest me. 

    Anyway, I've already created  ANSI Chakma font like "Alaam", Bargee etc (see http://hilledu.com/download-fonts/). You may download it & try to write it. But, how can I create a UNICODE Chakma font? How can I see it on any OS? I look forward your best suggestion. Now a days, Unicode Chakma Font is huge demand of my Country. So it is very urgent to adding or including in your Microsoft Company. We hope that we must do it, if we get your best help. 

    I have got some answer from  Adam Twardoch (FontLab)" <adam@fontlab.com>.  According to his suggestion I  download Microsoft VOLT for free from: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/volt.mspx

    But, I can't install it in my pc. Note that, my pc ver is windows 7 professional.  How can I install it in my pc?

    Suppose, I have created Open Type (Unicode) Chakma font. But I can't write with it on any OS? like (Facebook, or, any browser, Windows, Apple, Mac etc.) How can I solved it? Please feedback me. I look forward for your best answer.

    Regards,

     

    Bivuti Chakma

    Admin of

    www.hilledu.com/



    Suz Moriz

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 9:39 AM

Answers

  • Dear Bivuti,

    Your question falls into the paid support category which requires a more in-depth level of support. Please visit the below link to see the various paid support options that are available to better meet your needs.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?id=fh;en-us;offerprophone 


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Jun Zh - MSFT Microsoft Online Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Bivuti Chakma Thursday, October 4, 2012 7:12 PM
    Thursday, October 4, 2012 6:12 AM
  • Please note that Volt is not a supported product (see the license agreement that you must agree to when installing), so you cannot get paid support for it. There are dedicated forums for Volt at http://forum.fontlab.com/microsoft-visual-opentype-layout-tool-(volt)/ .

    If you have created a valid font and are having trouble installing that then you can try opening a case for help with that; however, Windows 7 supports Unicode 5.1, so if your font depends on Unicode 6.1 it may not be expected to work. I believe Windows 8 supports Unicode 6.2, so your font is more likely to work there.

    Microsoft cannot comment on what is necessary for the non-Microsoft platforms that you mention.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by Bivuti Chakma Friday, October 12, 2012 4:01 PM
    Friday, October 5, 2012 12:28 AM

All replies

  • Need involve more here.

    But for installing the VOLT, I have tested in Win 7, it can be installed and work fine. This application requests the VB6 runtime, did you try to install the http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957924? And what is the error message when you install the VOLT?


    Bob Bao [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 3:18 AM
  • Hello,

    I've already created an Unicode Chakma Font with Type Tool 3. But, I can't type with it... I mean I can't see it.

    How can I display My Unicode Chakma Font ? Or, How can I develop the Font?

    I think Microsoft, will solve it. If you need the Font I will provide it. Excuse me, I need your Email ID for sending the Font for your kind info.

    May I contact with you any PM? Any way, My System is Win 7 Professional and Office 2007. But when I type with the Unicode Font, It's not display correctly. How can I solve it?

    Do I need any configure of my System?? I need your more help. Please feedback.

    Yea, When I install MS Volt.... then

    Setup cannot continue because some system files are out of date on your system. Click OK if you wild like setup to update these files for you now. You will need to restart Windows before you can run setup again. Click cancel to exit setup without updating system files.

    If I click Ok

    then Showing the message: Do you want to restart Windows now? If you choose "No" you will not be able to run setup again until after tye system is rebooted at a later time.

    Regards...

    Bivuti Chakma

    Admin of

    www.hilledu.com/


    Suz Moriz


    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 5:56 PM
  • Dear Bivuti,

    Your question falls into the paid support category which requires a more in-depth level of support. Please visit the below link to see the various paid support options that are available to better meet your needs.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?id=fh;en-us;offerprophone 


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Jun Zh - MSFT Microsoft Online Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Bivuti Chakma Thursday, October 4, 2012 7:12 PM
    Thursday, October 4, 2012 6:12 AM
  • Please note that Volt is not a supported product (see the license agreement that you must agree to when installing), so you cannot get paid support for it. There are dedicated forums for Volt at http://forum.fontlab.com/microsoft-visual-opentype-layout-tool-(volt)/ .

    If you have created a valid font and are having trouble installing that then you can try opening a case for help with that; however, Windows 7 supports Unicode 5.1, so if your font depends on Unicode 6.1 it may not be expected to work. I believe Windows 8 supports Unicode 6.2, so your font is more likely to work there.

    Microsoft cannot comment on what is necessary for the non-Microsoft platforms that you mention.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by Bivuti Chakma Friday, October 12, 2012 4:01 PM
    Friday, October 5, 2012 12:28 AM