Problem with the special Nordic Characters and Italics

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Mar 17, 2022 Mar 17, 2022

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I'm importing Norwegian text from Word (newest version) into InDesign 17.1 on a Win10 pc, using the regular script for most of the text, but som parts may be in Italics. If the text in Italics contains Nordic Characters (o-slash, a-ring and ae-lig), then InDesign will switch to regular script when importing it, at least for some words, or until a period, it varies.

 

Johan in Norway

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Mar 17, 2022 Mar 17, 2022

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Hi Johan,

will that change if you resave the Word document to the old doc format instead of docx?

 

Also look into that script by Marc Autret that could be a workaround if you can copy/paste content from Word to InDesign:

 

RichPaste | Copy and Paste with Minimal Formatting [UPDATE]

Marc Autret, April 06, 2016

https://www.indiscripts.com/post/2015/10/richpaste-copy-and-paste-with-minimal-formatting

 

Quoting Marc:

"When it comes to pasting text from another document or application, InDesign provides two options, either keeping the original text attributes, fonts, styles (the full 'Paste' feature), or removing all attributes ('Paste without formatting'.) We also have tools and preferences in the field of style mapping, but on many occasions these features do not fit the need of dealing quickly with basic formatting problems. Here RichPaste comes to the rescue…"

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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Thnak you, Uwe!

I noticed this problem during proof-reading texts that are made from .rtf, .doc and .docx files. I've never seen this problem before, so I guess they thye started with the .docx format. Not a big problem for me, just an opportunity to address the old story: The special Nordic (and other nations) characters are still bugging a lot of programs.

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