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Word 2007 supports Unicode

    
     Long back I had installed Unicode technology at my home computer. I have created a number of documents in notepad thorough Marathi language, which is my mother tongue. I used type Marathi matter in notepad and then copy it to Word 2003. I had Office 2003 installed. Directly typing in Word 2003 was not possible. Even after copying to Word 2003, the matter was not quite visible.
     It was clear that Word 2003 does not support Unicode technology. Neither through direct typing or in case of copying. By default, Mangal font is associated with Marathi in Unicode and Mangal is not seen in Word 2003.     
     Few days back, I was just discussing with family members and some of friends about Unicode's compatibility with Word 2007. Most of them opined that Word 98 was supporting Unicode. I was of the same opinion. I informed them the situation of Word 2003.
     Recently, I had installed Word 2007 at my home and I was sure that it is not going to support Unicode..
     but...
     to my great surprise...I could do it!
     I tried my name in Marathi and it was successfull! I was absolutely overwhelmed!!! 


     Microsoft had decided to support regional languages?
     Anybody has idea?