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    Hi Folks

    Hope somebody can assist me with this one.

    I'm currently preparing some brochure designs for a client in Hungary. The brochures are in Hungarian language.

    Everything seems fine, except one accent which is stripped out and replaced by something completely different when I paste the copy from SimpleText into Quark.

    I'm using Quark 6.5 with UK English as default language (maybe that's the problem?).

    The accent I'm trying to find is: kezdők

    (two 'acute' accents on the 'o').

    But what I'm getting in Quark is: kezdk

    I've checked everywhere on the keyboard but can't seem to find this 'double-acute' accent ... any ideas please?

    Many Thanks
    Chris

  • #2
    Sorry, can't help, I haven't used Quark since 5 years ago. Good luck with the job though!
    Cmate (Malaysian Writer & Designer)

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    • #3
      Hi Cmate

      Thanks for the reply.

      I think Quark could be the problem

      If I open the "Show Character Palette" I can find the accent I need (Double Acute Accent), but when I click on it, the 'Insert' button is grayed out in Quark, but it inserts into everything else OK (Photoshop, Word, Simple Text, etc.).

      In the end I fudged it! I used a normal acute accent over the o, then put a second one over a space and used minus 40 character spacing to drag them together!



      Not perfect but I was too far down the road to recreate the whole thing in Illustrator.

      Thanks again
      Chris

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      • #4
        That's the trick I use too... All the client sees is the end product. Whether at the end of the day, the thing they want is a font or not doesn't bother them as much as it bothers us. Sometimes, I need a font type i don't have and can't afford to purchase it, i get a friend who has the font to type it out and create outline to send over.. Taddaa! A trick.. and client wont have to know it.. Hehe!

        nice to meet you, Chris!
        Cmate (Malaysian Writer & Designer)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cmate View Post
          nice to meet you, Chris!
          Likewise!

          I've just saved the document out as EPS and distilled into a PDF and the accent looks fine, so I'm sure client won't even notice.

          Nice trick with the outlines for fonts you don't have!

          Chris

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          • #6
            :d
            Cmate (Malaysian Writer & Designer)

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