KMKB0004: HOWTO: Resolve issues with the MS Word Unicode add-in

MS Word Unicode Add-In Notes

Wordlink is an Add-In for Microsoft Word (97,2000, and 2002) to allow Unicode character input to MS Word with Windows 95/98/Me. It is not required (and should not be installed) when using Windows NT4/2000/XP.

Wordlink is included in the Keyman 6 download and installed automatically when Keyman 6 is installed on Windows 95/98/Me.

For Keyman 5, it must be downloaded and installed separately.

Please Note!

When using Word with Win98, if Word is not started and the user opens a document directly by association (by clicking on the document entry or icon in an Explorer window), Wordlink is not able to intercept and translate the incoming characters. This is a limitation with the way Word processes events, and probably cannot be avoided.

The simplest solution is to always start Word normally (thus loading and initializing the Wordlink Add-In) before opening any documents by association.

If Unicode is to be used extensively, it is worth upgrading to Windows 2000 or Windows XP, since many more applications can support Unicode correctly on these platforms.


Applies to:

  • Keyman 5.0
  • Keyman 6.0
  • Keyman 6.2 Home Use Edition
  • Keyman 6.2 Standard Edition

KB article KMKB0004 created on 24 May 2006

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