FW: Unicode and CJK unification

From: Magda Danish (Unicode) (v-magdad@microsoft.com)
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 12:59:11 EDT

-----Original Message-----
From: 952470 [mailto:vherzberg@gmx.de]
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 9:10 AM
To: info@unicode.org
Subject: Unicode and CJK unification

Dear Sir or Madam,

currently I am compiling a modern Chinese language dictionary using WIndows
2000 and Office 2000 (English edition). My font is MS Arial Unicode.

All my data will be encoded in Unicode and Iwould prefer to stay with it due
to the future compatibility. I use traditional and simplified Chinese

I have 2 questions:

1) In my work I have to use Chinese (traditional and simplified) characters
only therefore I cannot use e.g. Japanese variants. But because of the CJK
unification I don't find all the Chinese forms of the characters I need.
What would you recommend to me?

2) I tried several Chinese programms (Twinbridge 4.98 with Win2000 update
and NJStar communicator 2.2) for input of Chinese into Access 2000, but
didn't get satisfying results, Microsoft's IME for Windows 2000 is not very
convinient for my purpose either. Is there any fully Unicode-compatible
software for entering Chinese, which you personally used and had positive
expirience with ? ( I had already a look at your page
<http://www.unicode.org/unicode/onlinedat/products.html> !)

Thank you !

Your earliest reply will be highly appreciated

Viktor Herzberg

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