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How to Read Chinese under Windows 3.X/95/98 or Windows NT?

OUTLINE Simple Detailed instruction follow

Step 1. Make sure you have a decompression program such as pkunzip.exe.

Step 2. Download software that will give you Chinese browsing capability.

Step 3. Decompress the software you downloaded.

Step 4. Install the software.

Step 5. Reconfigure your Web browser for Chinese Font.

Detailed instructions are given below...

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Step 1.Typically the software is stored on a machine in compressed format, after you download the software, you need to decompress it. As a result, you need to make sure first you have the decompression program: pkunzip.exe. You can get this program via

pkunzip.exe

Note: If you are using a Netscape Navigator, you will recieve a UNKNOWN FILE TYPE massege. Please click on the SAVE TO DISK buttom whenever you download a file.

Step 2. Now you are ready to download the software for Chinese system. There are two popular softwares for you to try:  (Attention Windows NT users: Union Way seems to work well under Windows NT, but NOT TwinBridge)

1. The newly released demo version of Union Way version 4.0. Currently the demo version is available via Union Way's download page

2. The newly released demo version of TwinBridge Chinese Partner 4.0. Currently the demo version is available via ftp://ftp.ni.net/cust/twinbridge/download/chinese/demo/c498demo.exe.

Note if the program you just downloaded is of file type zip, it means it is in compressed format. To decompress it, you will use the decompression program we downloaded in step 1. Before you start, create a new directory, copy the zip file we downloaded in step 3 over.

Step 3. Now we are ready to decompress it. From DOS prompt, issue the following command under the directory you just created: pkunzip uwdbm40b.zip (if you have downloaded Union Way's software) or pkunzip cp401dmo.zip (if you have downloaded TwinBridge's software). This decompress the file into several files.

  1. For Union Way, you should now see 12 files (including the original zip file). Look for install.exe file.
  2. For TwinBridege, you should now see 9 files (including the original zip file). Look for setup.exe file.

Step 4. Install the software by running the following program from either the "Program Manager" or "File Manager"in Windows System:

  1. For Union Way, start install.exe. Follow its instruction; it's very intuitive. Just click on "OK" when it asks you to insert the second installation disk.
  2. For TwinBridge, start setup.exe. Follow its instruction; it's very intuitive. Just click on "OK" when it asks you to insert the second installation disk. Choose "Start by user" option and choose "BIG5" for your configuration.

Step 5. Now you are just one step away from reading Chinese characters online! Start your favorite Web browser.

For Example, if you are using Netscape's Navigator, select Options->Preferences on your menu bar. In the "Preferences" dialog box, set Set Preferences On on top of the dialog box to Fonts and Colors. It will switch the dialog box to the Preferences dialog box for Fonts and Colors. Now click on the first Choose Font... button, the "Choose Base Font" dialog box appears.

a) If you are using Union Way, scroll down the pop up menu for fonts to (BIG-5) UWCDEF, click on ok button. Click on OK button to leave Preferences dialog box.

b) If you are using TwinBridge, scroll down the pop up menu for fonts to Chn System, and click on ok button. Click on OK button to leave Preferences dialog box.

For Example, if you are using Internet Explore.select view, then select Internet Options, select Font, in Characoter Set windows, Select Chinese Traditional, Then Click OK, Click OK

 

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