Install the universal font for Unicode

 Note   If you are using Microsoft Windows XP, the universal font for Unicode is automatically installed.

Arial Unicode MS font is a full Unicode (Unicode: A character encoding standard developed by the Unicode Consortium. By using more than one byte to represent each character, Unicode enables almost all of the written languages in the world to be represented by using a single character set.) font. It contains all of the characters, ideographs, and symbols defined in the Unicode 2.1 standard.

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  1. Quit all programs.
  2. In Control Panel, double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • If you installed your Microsoft Office program as part of an Office package, click Microsoft Office in the Currently installed programs box, and then click Change.
    • If you installed your Office program individually, click the name of your program in the Currently installed programs box, and then click Change.
  4. In the Microsoft Office 2003 Setup dialog box, click Add or Remove Features, and then click Next.
  5. Select Choose advance customization of applications, and then click Next.
  6. Next to Office Shared Features, click the plus sign (+).
  7. Next to International Support, click the plus sign (+).
  8. Click the icon next to Universal Font, and then select the installation option you want.

 Note   Because of its considerable size and the typographic compromises required to make such a font, Arial Unicode MS should be used only when you can't use multiple fonts tuned for different writing systems. For example, if you have multilingual data from many different writing systems in Microsoft Access, you can use Arial Unicode MS as the font to display the data tables, because Access can't accept many different fonts.

Applies to:
Access 2003, Excel 2003, FrontPage 2003, InfoPath 2003, OneNote 2003, Outlook 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Project 2003, Publisher 2003, Word 2003