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How can I add those character sets to my FF browser? I see a lot of "big-5" (Chinese) in my logs.
Is there any downside (lost speed or whatever) to doing this? -Larry
Click on View -> Character Encoding -> More Encodings -> East Asian -> Chinese Traditional (Big5)
I tried View -> Character encoding -> Autodetect & Chinese traditional (big-5) and others.
I just did it again while writing this. It changed the font size of this here Message Body box I'm typing into. It also erased the text so I had to type all this over again.
It looks like it affects outgoing characters.
What I want is to see incoming Chinese ideographs, and not just the ones in images, but text as well.
Forget Japanese for now, I just want Chinese to show properly. Are there any Chinese readers out there successfully using Firefox 1.0 on a windows 9x platform? -Larry
Now I'm wondering if I have to download special files with the actual character sets.
Does it make sense that Firefox would automatically include those when sent via a USA ISP? - Larry
This is yet another reason why every web page should include the meta Content-Type declaration in the header.
I just downloaded a 2MB+ file from Hong Kong, unzipped it, and it wanted to know where to put it.
I left it in the windows\temp folder. Needless to say, it didn't do any good there.
I need something that sets itself up automatically. -Larry
A lot of my problems should go away once I cut loose with some coins and get an up-to-date
machine with Windows to match.
The Hong-Kong (gov't) site said their pack would work with W-95, but only if I already have
the CHINESE version of W-95 installed! I should have read the directions better. - Larry
Microsoft Global IME [microsoft.com]
Virtually all the question marks are replaced with genuine Chinese ideographs.
I searched up some Chinese sites using likely sounding words.
The SERPS some up in Chinese. The text is usually a mix of Chinese and western characters,
exactly as intended by the publishers!
One site had a line of large ideographs flashing in red! I guess they haven't read this forum yet.
Now if Chinese friends come visit, they are in for a surprise.
Chinese on a Windows-95 box. Amazing.
I hope some more Chinese SPAM comes in, I wanna see if emails render properly too.
Maybe I could reply, cutting and pasting characters at random.
That would be complete word salad of course, but spammers have no right to complain. -Larry
It worked fine. I have a late model W-95 version I think, just before W-98 came out.
Yes it works AOK with my Firefox 1.0 version. It also appears to work with my Mozilla Thunderclunk
email editor, but I'm waiting for somebody to send some SPAM from China before I'm sure of that.
What I DO know, is that I can now cut and paste Chinese ideographs from some website to a new email I start.
What I can NOT do is paste those same characters into a text file in Notepad. That's too bad. -Larry
I googled up some Japanese sites, and it looks like I can get their characters too!
They switch between Chinese style ideographs and at least 2 'kanas' which are more or less phonetic.
One page was a treat, kana(s), Chinese and the obligatory english terms here and there.
Very colorful. I don't know what they were selling, but they made it look nice.
Korean failed entirely here, even playing with the FF character set settings.
All I wanted was Chinese and maybe Japanese. Looks like I have both. - Larry
"chinese simplified - with language pack"
"chinese traditional- with language pack"
"Japanese - with language pack"
"Korean - with language pack"
All I wanted was Chinese and maybe Japanese. Looks like I have both. - Larrybecause some of the characters are simliar or the same the chinese simplified language pack will pick up some of the Japanese characters.
(Many thanks again to Outrun who clued me in on the fix with my old W-95 system!)
The characters render nicely, as pretty as the ones on a Chinese restaurant menu.
I can't read them of course, but they look like the real deal. - Larry