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Japanese character display

Japanese character display

(OP)

I have an application that is translated to Japanese.  When loaded on Win XP pro, the text shows as expected.  However, when installing the same app on Windows 2000 server the text shows in small little boxes.  Both server are using English os and the Japanese windows settings?  Any font settings that I have to "tweak"?

Thanks,

jb

RE: Japanese character display

(OP)

I think the font that will "make it work" is arial unicode ms.  I noticed in winnt/fonts that arial unicode ms was not listed in the windows 2000 server but was on the windows xp workstation.

Is the arial unicode ms or arial suite of fonts available somewhere?

I did notice a site entitled prdownloads.sourceforge.net.  Hopefully they have something that I can use.

Thanks,

jb

RE: Japanese character display

That font is usually available in MS-Office.  You might want to double-check the redistribution license for that file so that you don't break the EULA.

Chip H.

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RE: Japanese character display

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Chip,

You are correct the unicode font is available through office.  However, after viewing the our application code, I see the font being used is Arial.  So - i thought if i removed the arial font on win 2000 then installed the xp font, it should work - but it did not.  

Any assistance would be great.

Thanks,

jb
 

RE: Japanese character display

The "little square boxes" is usually the sign of a font problem, but not always.

What you can try next is installing the Japanese IME support on your Windows 2000 machine.  To install this, go to the regional settings in your control panel, and select Japanese that's in the list at the bottom of the tab.  You'll need your Windows 2k CD for this.

Afterwards, you should see the language bar down near the clock.

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RE: Japanese character display

It sounds like you may already have the regional settings for Japanese activated for both the 2K sever and XP but double check that you have all options active.  Win2k menus and XP menus can be very different even when they have the same fields and buttons.  For example there may be a check box burried in a child menu on 2000 where on XP it is in your face on the first page.

Becasue this is an applicaiton and not an office document just having Arial MS Unicode may not be enough.  XP might have operating system programming to recognize the characters and display them as the proper japanese kanji and hiragana where as on 2000 server the OS my be confused when hitting these characters.

Depending on the usage and distribution of the APP you may have to set up an XP workstation to serve it.  But that also brings up a good point.  When you experince the language flaws is it when you run the app directly on  the server or from another machine connecting to the server?  If you are running an app from a client workstation the client workstation settings can enter the equaiton too.

RE: Japanese character display

(OP)

The issue appears when running directly on the server.  This is used as a demo to review the Japanese translations for our system.  So, it is isolated to one PC.

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