Tool Tests: September 2007 Archives

EndNote and Unicode Input


EndNote has supported Unicode since version 8, but I'm just now getting around to testing it. As long as you activate the appropriate keyboard, Unicode input appears to be fairly straightforward, at least on the Mac (and I assume the PC).

Just a font note - I ended up changing my default in the preferences from Helvetica to Lucida Grande. EndNote does change fonts with script, but Lucida Grande is legible and has a large set of Unicode characters. The equivalent font is ArialUnicode on the PC.

FYI - there may be some quirks for export. See the University of Sydney's EndNote documentation for details.

One nice feature they point out is the "Translated Author" and "Translated Title" field.


Google Maps: Officially Unicode Friendly


I've been playing around with adding markers to Google Maps and I can report that so far it appears to be pretty Unicode friendly. At least I was able to input phonetic characters and I've seen multiple character sets in use for different maps.

I wish all apps were this easy...


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