Non-Latin and CE Fonts

1. I am using a foreign language font. How do I find out which characters are mapped to which keys?

2. How do I install and activate a keyboard driver on my Mac?

3. Can I transfer a Quark document with foreign language fonts between PC and Mac and vice versa?


1. I am using a foreign language font. How do I find out which characters are mapped to which keys?
Mac
The Mac operating systems have a menu option which can display on your screen the function of every key on the keyboard. The option is called ‘Key Caps’ and is found in the Apple menu in the upper left corner of the screen.
Windows
Windows has no option similar to that of the Mac. To see your keyboard layout you need to use a text program and try out every key combination to see the results. You can also use the option ‘Character Table’ to see all possible characters and to see which key combination produces which character.



2. How do I install and activate a keyboard driver on my Mac?
In Mac OS 9.x, the Keyboard Driver must be installed from the System CD, and then activated with the Control Panels. In Mac OS X, the Keyboard Drivers are automatically installed. They may be also activated via the Control Panels.



3. Can I transfer a Quark document with foreign language fonts between PC and Mac and vice versa?
Yes, but the text will usually be distorted. This is due to differences in font encoding and font formats as well as to static import filters. To get around this problem, you can use an ASCII text converter or similar tool.