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When pasting text as "unformatted unicode text" in Word 2007, some special characters will be rendered in a different font, even when the current font at the place of insertion has these characters.

Some characters that cause this are ɑ (latin small letter alpha, unicode 0251) and ɡ (latin small letter g, 0261), which typically appear in MS Mincho or SimSun.

Does anyone know how to prevent this?

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Are you using a localized version of Word/Windows? –  Ivo Flipse Jun 26 '10 at 18:08
    
Yes and no. On my own computer, I use English Office/Word but Swedish Windows Vista. At the office, I believe it's English/English, but I can't check right now. The problem persists on both. –  Emil Jun 27 '10 at 11:16

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I don't have Word installed on this machine to test this atm, but my usual low-tech way to strip formatting from text before pasting into word is to paste & re-copy it from notepad before feeding it into Word.

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