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Old 2006-05-08, 15:53   Link #1
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free software to read Asian font on internet?

Is there a free software available for download so that I can read Asian font on internet? Thank you.
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Old 2006-05-08, 17:18   Link #2
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What is your OS?

For Windows XP, you can choose to install the files for East Asian languages in Regional and Language Options in the Control Pannel.
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Old 2006-05-08, 17:21   Link #3
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i got a firefox extension called rikaichan, which basically translates any asian font i mouse over
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Old 2006-05-08, 17:49   Link #4
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i got a firefox extension called rikaichan, which basically translates any asian font i mouse over
how about internet exploror? thanks
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Old 2006-05-08, 19:42   Link #5
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how about internet exploror? thanks
jsut get firefox, its free, and its faster than ie. trust me ie sucks
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Old 2006-05-08, 22:55   Link #6
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I just check out this rikaichan but it is a translator for Japanese to English. I am looking for a software which allows Asian font to be shown correctly, instead of "?????," just a bunch of squares, or some random codes. Sorry for the confusion.

If it is possible, can someone fix the thread subject for me? Can you change it to free software to show Asian font correctly on internet?
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Old 2006-05-08, 23:23   Link #7
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You don't need a seperate program. Farix already answered your question. To elaborate on his answer:

start menu> settings> control panel> Regional and language options. Click on the languages tab and check the box for "install files for east asian languages". This will allow you to view the text correctly on most websites, though there will still be some which don't properly display the text.

***Note that this assumes windows xp as your os. If you have a different OS, tell us which one you have, or we won't be able to help you.
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Old 2006-05-09, 08:54   Link #8
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You don't need a seperate program. Farix already answered your question. To elaborate on his answer:

start menu> settings> control panel> Regional and language options. Click on the languages tab and check the box for "install files for east asian languages". This will allow you to view the text correctly on most websites, though there will still be some which don't properly display the text.

***Note that this assumes windows xp as your os. If you have a different OS, tell us which one you have, or we won't be able to help you.
It is windows XP but that is not an option for me. I have to figure out something else. thank you.
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Old 2006-05-09, 09:20   Link #9
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It's not an option? Like you don't have admin rights?

Then just go grab those asian fonts you need. There's no special software needed. Install it. (You may have to leave the actual font files in one location, and just install the fonts without copying the files to the fonts folder - just follow the direction for installing fonts within the fonts folder.)

With Arial Unicode, you should be set to ready 90% of the documents out there.
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Old 2006-05-09, 09:21   Link #10
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i got a firefox extension called rikaichan, which basically translates any asian font i mouse over
Got a link to that?
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Old 2006-05-09, 09:56   Link #11
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http://www.polarcloud.com/rikaichan/
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Old 2006-05-09, 11:22   Link #12
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It's not an option? Like you don't have admin rights?

Then just go grab those asian fonts you need. There's no special software needed. Install it. (You may have to leave the actual font files in one location, and just install the fonts without copying the files to the fonts folder - just follow the direction for installing fonts within the fonts folder.)

With Arial Unicode, you should be set to ready 90% of the documents out there.
I really don't understand what you mean. I am talking about internet. How can I grab asian font when I can't even see them properly? Install what? Without a program, what can I install?
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Old 2006-05-09, 11:57   Link #13
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All you need is your Windlows XP installation CD. It doesn't require an "external" program.

If you are running a pre-installed version of XP and do not have a Windows XP installation CD or if you are running an illegal copy, then you will have problems I believe.

You just need to following the instructions supplied by Kamui4356 and have the CD loaded.
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Old 2006-05-09, 12:08   Link #14
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All you need is your Windlows XP installation CD. It doesn't require an "external" program.

If you are running a pre-installed version of XP and do not have a Windows XP installation CD or if you are running an illegal copy, then you will have problems I believe.

You just need to following the instructions supplied by Kamui4356 and have the CD loaded.
Please, like I said, this is NOT an option for me! Thank you.
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Old 2006-05-09, 12:31   Link #15
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Why is it not an option?

Your only other option is downloading NJStar and it's not free, and more or less unnecessary considering the support is built into XP.
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Old 2006-05-09, 12:38   Link #16
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I bet you have a prebuilt system...

Well since you already have Windows XP.
Why dont you get a Copy of Windows XP from a friend.

Or you download it and use Daemon tools (To Virtualize the ISO) and install the Japanese fonts.

This isnt warez talk... since he does own XP, the company who built him the system didnt give him a copy of the disk.
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Old 2006-05-09, 13:04   Link #17
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Please, like I said, this is NOT an option for me! Thank you.
Are you working from a school computer, or another computer that doesn't belong to you? If not, and you are working on your own PC, then it is an option.
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Old 2006-05-09, 13:10   Link #18
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Sorry to burst you bubble, but if you don’t have the option to install Unicode support (the update in the OS to let it show you non American chars), then you are screwed. I don’t think even FireFox will be able to show Unicode w/out a Unicode enabled system.

Or basically, YOU NEED Unicode support. If you can’t go into control panel and add support for non-American fonts, then just give up.

The only other option you have it to try to get around the issue by installing a 3rd-party package to try to support Unicode. But if you don’t have the option to get into control panel and do it the right way, you probably will also be locked out of installing other apps that will try to do the same thing. (Because by the sounds of it you are on a locked system w/out an admin account.)
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Old 2006-05-09, 16:44   Link #19
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Or make a knoppix CD, take it with you, reboot the PC off of knoppix, and browse? Of course, that wouldn't be an option if that PC in question doesn't have a CD drive.
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Old 2006-05-10, 07:11   Link #20
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I just check out this rikaichan but it is a translator for Japanese to English. I am looking for a software which allows Asian font to be shown correctly, instead of "?????," just a bunch of squares, or some random codes. Sorry for the confusion.

If it is possible, can someone fix the thread subject for me? Can you change it to free software to show Asian font correctly on internet?
Office XP Tool: Japanese Language Pack

I know it has Office in the name, but...

It installs the language support... so you should be able to see the fonts... and...
  • You don't need a Windows CD...
  • 100% legal...
  • Works fine... you will be able to see all the kanji, romaji etc... in every program... (Internet Explorer, Firefox (the most used), Opera (I think this one's been deemed the fastest))... et cetera...

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i got a firefox extension called rikaichan, which basically translates any asian font i mouse over
Doesn't it translate it in 100 different ways... *I'm not saying that's a bad thing *

I like OCN... I basically memorized what I have to do to get a translation... it's pretty good IMO...
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