Gary, IE is returning Unicode values in decimal - that's what 29376 is. You
should be able to handle those on any platform, and the data is independent
of the browser's platform.
IE4/5 support Global IMEs for Chinese input which can be installed on any
Windows system - it doesn’t have to be Chinese. Go to Tools/Windows Update
in IE and scroll down the page of add-ons.
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From: Gary Bonham [mailto:Gary@bonhamdesigns.com]
Sent: Friday, 24 March 2000 9:40 AM
To: Unicode List
Subject: Text entry and rendering
I have a web site where folks enter text and it's rendered on a gif for them
to grab for other uses (this is a banner making site).
I need to make it accept Chinese, etc., characters (Chinese is the first
Can anyone tell me the most direct and simple way to allow entry in text
boxes in a web site of Chinese characters? These are then to be passed, via
a Post, to a Perl cgi, where they will be written to a text file for later
processing by a C library.
I find I can get entry to sort of work, but Netscape and IE handle the
strings differently. Netscape results in a string of intermixed single and
double byte characters, and IE creates HTML strings like "狀". Both
render back to a web page just fine, but I cannot find how to utilize these
strings in the C library in rendering a string.
Do I HAVE to be on a Chinese Windows system? I would prefer if anyone, on
any system, could enter special characters and have them rendered to the
final graphic properly.
Hope I don't appear TOO ignorant here, but unicode is a very new area for
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