We do plenty of Russian & unsupported Central/Eastern Euro in Frame 7,
too. But this doc was translated in Frame 8, so even assuming I could
have made WebWorks 9.2 convert any Frame 7 Russian doc properly, I
couldn't down-save this project without corrupting the text.
This whole project was produced with FM 7 & WW 8 last year, but my
client later upgraded to Frame 8. I had to recreate in WW ePub a
WebWorks 8 template that relied almost entirely on macros to write &
structure the code. Based on a cursory look at ePub, which said it could
convert WW8 templates, what I originally assumed would take 6-8 hours
turned into 60+ just to do the English template. I'm a pretty fast
learner, but I am NOT a developer & had no experience with the macro
language, so it's just been a nightmare start to finish. And since we
don't have much demand for WW ePub, I'll probably have forgotten all
this hard-earned knowledge when this project comes back around in 12-18
From: Jeremy H. Griffith [mailto:jer...@omsys.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 9:00 PM
To: Frame Users
Cc: Alison Carrico; all-dtp
Subject: Re: FW: Russian Frame->ePublisher problem
On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 18:18:54 -0500, "Alison Carrico"
<acarrico at adamsglobalization.com> wrote:
>Thanks to everyone who responded. The answer seems to be upgrading to
>the most recent version because WW 9.2 doesn't officially support Frame
>8 & Frame 7 doesn't support Russian.
Actually, we've been doing Russian for years in FM7 and even
FM6. You just need to use a Cyrillic font; any of the fonts
with names ending in CYR will do (Windows code page 1251).
FM8 improves the Russian support, by using Unicode directly.
But you can do almost everything you can do in FM8 in the
earlier versions. The only difference I recall is that two
fairly obscure characters used in the Ukrainian dialect
were inaccessible because Frame reserved their code points
in the Cyrillic font mapping.
Mif2Go, BTW, works with all versions of Frame and handles
Cyrillic just fine. You might want to try it (free):
It's a lot less expensive than the ePP upgrade, and does
more for you. IMHO. ;-)
-- Jeremy H. Griffith, at Omni Systems Inc.
<jeremy at omsys.com> http://www.omsys.com/