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I suppose it should be installed in Wine, not X11


Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:40 am
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Hi, Costas,

Can you point me to the Wine folder? I don't think I have found it... I found the folder where TheWord locates (in "application support" under Users?), but the Font folder in it only contains alias to the fonts in the Library at root.

Thanks a lot!
John


Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:08 pm
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johnlee wrote:
Hi, Costas,

Can you point me to the Wine folder? I don't think I have found it... I found the folder where TheWord locates (in "application support" under Users?), but the Font folder in it only contains alias to the fonts in the Library at root.

Thanks a lot!
John

Try to copy the font files to a folder that theWord sees (e.g. where the modules are).
What are the file extensions of the font files? theWord will load by itself .ttf, .ttc, .fon files


Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:54 pm
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Hi, Costas,

Thank you very much! I got the fonts into TheWord.

Now the problem is with Chinese input and interface. I recall seeing somewhere in the forum about loading Chinese interface. I will try to find it. :)
Is the problem with typing Chinese in TW solved? Recall seeing discussions about it but did not find solution there.

Nonetheless, I am very thankful for what you do!

Blessings!
John


Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:19 am
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Hi John,
to turn the interface to Chinese, go to File->Languages.
About inputing in Chinese: the Bible search has a virtual keyboard.
Elsewhere: i have really no idea to be honest (I wouldn't know how to answer this question even in windows :))
Costas


Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:41 am
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Hi, Costas,

In Windows, since the language feature is integrated with the Windows, inputting Chinese is not a problem. As long as I can type Chinese in Windows, I can also do it with TW. I guess it is a lot harder through WINE...

Chinese interface is still a problem. By changing the display language to Chinese, all characters in the interface turn to squares. It seems that there is something else need to be done. Any quick tips?

Thanks,
John


Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:11 pm
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Post Re: theWord 4 for MAC
You should probably ask at the "Wine" forum how and where to install a font that supports Chinese http://forum.winehq.org/
When you get squares it is because the font is not present. If you get ???? it is because the font does not contain the glyph.

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Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:25 pm
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Try this:
open the chineseSimp.lng file (or the chineseTrad.lng file), whichever you use: in the first lines you will see:
Code:
#The _main_ section should be located at the beginning of the file (not below the 20th line)
[_main_]
name=简体中文 (zh_CN)
langid=2052
version=4.0.0.1342-43
#font=Courier New

Remove the # in front of the font line and choose a font that supports Chinese, for example
Code:
font=SimSun


(the SimSun is an example font, make sure you use a name of an existing font in your system)
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Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:28 pm
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Post Re: theWord 4 for MAC
Costas,

I made the change as you suggested. I also made sure that the font is available in the Font folder of TW, as well as in the Font folder under the "windows" folder of WINE. The fonts in windows/Font are actually alias, so I also make sure that the font exists in the original folder. However, the Chinese interface still does not work (full of 'squares').

I guess I am still confused about is where the font should be. Apparently TW can display the font not in its own font folder. This folder starts with only two fonts in it, for GK and HB, but TW can display many other fonts. If the font needs to be enabled in WINE, then I am not sure I have done what is needed...

Thanks,
John


Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:36 pm
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Hi John,
theWord will load the system fonts PLUS fonts it finds below its folder.
The best way is to make sure the font is installed in the 'system' (this is wine for theWord of course). For example, open theWord and go to a Book view topic and check the list of fonts in the font selector to see what fonts are available there. Pick one of these
Costas


Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:13 am
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If that fails, do you have winetricks installed?

If so you can issue the command from a terminal

winetricks fonts gui


this will open a gui that will allow you to install fonts

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Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:33 am
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Hi,
I just bought an iMac today :D I have the Word on my Windows 8 but want to be able to use it on my Mac as well.How would I be able to transfer everything over? I've already installed X-Quartz and am downloading the newest version of the program now. However, I have paid modules that I would like to be able to use. Can I still use them on my Mac? Thanks.


Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:15 am
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I am also having trouble opening the Word once it is downloaded in Mac. I have installed X-Quartz and have it running. I then tried to open the Word and an error message popped up and said it could not be open. I right clicked and chose open with, but the X-Quartz was greyed out, like it wouldn't let me choose it as an option. Any ideas? Thanks.


Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:42 am
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Did you get the MAC package from this site?
Costas


Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:39 pm
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Costas,
Yes, I got it from this site. I did figure out how to open and run it. Now, I need to figure out how to transfer my modules, including my paid ones.


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