Re: UTF-8: Michael takes the plunge

From: Deborah Goldsmith (
Date: Mon Apr 05 1999 - 23:40:15 EDT

> What does one have to do to see Unicode docs on Netscape (Mac 4.08)?
> Install WorldScript? Does WorldScript require QuickDraw GX?

To see various languages on the Mac you need to install the appropriate
script systems. If all you want to do is view, rather than edit, you can use
the "Multilingual Internet Access" feature of Mac OS 8.5.

Run the Mac OS 8.5 installer, and if you are installing over an existing 8.5
system a dialog will come up, offering a button called "Add/Remove"; select
it. Alternatively, if you are installing for the first time, when you get to
the last installer screen click on "Customize".

In either case you'll get a list of software packages to install.
Multilingual Internet Access is near the end. Check it, and you can then
select which languages you want from the popup menu over on the right (the
default install selects Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese,
and Korean).

Once you have the appropriate script systems installed, both Netscape and IE
will be able to display pages that use those scripts, including UTF-8 pages.
In the case of Netscape you may have to go into Preferences and set an
appropriate font for each encoding (e.g., for Simplified Chinese you need to
select a Simplified Chinese font).

I hope this helps...

Deborah Goldsmith
Manager, International Toolbox Group
Apple Computer, Inc.

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