Microsoft KB Archive/160070
Article ID: 160070
Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007
- Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q160070
This article describes how the Symbol dialog box in Microsoft Word 97 is different from the Symbol dialog box in previous versions of Word.
Microsoft Word 97 supports the Unicode character set. As a result of this new functionality, the Symbol dialog box in Word 97 has the following characteristics:
- International fonts do not appear in the Font list in Word. The international font sets previously available included the following:
Courier New CE
Courier New Cyr
Times New Roman CE
Times New Roman Cyr
Times New Roman Greek
Although these fonts are installed on your computer, Word does not make them available for use.
For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
159341 Word 97: International Fonts Don't Appear in Font List
- Fonts are separated into different subsets. The subset list is unavailable if the currently selected font does not contain subcategories.
NOTE: Symbol fonts do not contain subcategories.
Subsets that may be available include the following:
Alphabetic Presentation Forms
Latin Extended Additional
Private Use Area
Spacing Modifier Letters
Superscripts and Subscripts
NOTE: The Symbol character map expands based on the font selected. You can scroll through the list of displayed characters or by selecting a subset. When you do this, the selection will jump to the start of the subset.
To make the Subset list available, do the following:
- On the Insert menu, click Symbol.
- In the Symbol dialog box, select (normal text) in the Font list.
The Subset list appears to the right of the Font list.
For more information about unicode, visit the Unicode Web site at: