Arial Unicode MS uses CJK glyphs from various cultural styles, so if you
need a "pure" font, you would be better off using a font that specifically
targets a particular locale e.g. MingliU for Traditional Chinese, and Simsun
for Simplified Chinese. Both of these come with Office2000.
Regarding the Windows2000 IMEs, which ones did you try? There are several
for both Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. Which type of input
method do you prefer? (CangJie, Wubi, pinyin etc.) What specifically was
wrong with them all when you say "did not get satisfying results"?
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From: Magda Danish (Unicode) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 9:47 AM
To: Unicode List
Subject: FW: Unicode and CJK unification
From: 952470 [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 9:10 AM
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
Thank you !
Your earliest reply will be highly appreciated
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