Re: Unicode and CJK unification

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 02:32:32 EDT

You can also go with the IE langpack fonts.... MingLiU for CHT, and MS
Hei/MS Song for CHS.I have not heard exceptional things about these fonts,
but I have definitely not heard as many complaints about style variations as
with Arial Unicode MS.

I'd would also be curious what IME problems you were having.... given the
large number of IMEs in Windows 2000, you certainly have many methods to
choose from!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Pratley" <>
To: "Unicode List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 3:13 PM
Subject: RE: Unicode and CJK unification

> 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
> 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"?
> Chris
> Sent with Office2000 SR1 wordmail
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Magda Danish (Unicode) []
> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 9:47 AM
> To: Unicode List
> Subject: FW: Unicode and CJK unification
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 952470 []
> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 9:10 AM
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> Subject: Unicode and CJK unification
> Dear Sir or Madam,
> currently I am compiling a modern Chinese language dictionary using
> 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
> to the future compatibility. I use traditional and simplified Chinese
> characters.
> I have 2 questions:
> 1) In my work I have to use Chinese (traditional and simplified)
> only therefore I cannot use e.g. Japanese variants. But because of the
> 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
> 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
> Viktor Herzberg

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