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    Default Posting Chinese characters

    Help...could someone be so nice to tell me how to post chinese characters in posts... like I see in some articles posted up or in sigs.....I'm not a computer person...so please help me out...

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    Default Depends what you want to do...

    I am no techie either, but here is what I know!

    If it is an article that you want to post directly from another website, then you can simply copy and paste the characters over. Then you should be able to see it with any Chinese character supporting browser.

    If you want to write something in Chinese yourself then you can either install a Chinese interface (software program that recognises Chinese encoding) - the most popular one can be found with njstar - www.njstar.com (I use this) or you can also try Richwin. For these you will need to know how to input Chinese character, either using radicals or Pinyin. Otherwise you can get a Chinese pen system and write them onto a pen pad which is easier but fiddly.

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    I found particually having trouble posting chinese in the forum...also as a Topic or whatever...
    Wanted to start Mandarine Chinese Thread...so we can chat like Indonesian fellows here...but I couldn;t
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    You could also download Microsoft's Input Method Editor (IME). They have it for many languages. For Chinese, there is a traditional and a simplified IME. You can find them at microsoft's site: www.microsoft.com

    However I've found that it doesn't turn out right when you post. When you are typing out your post, it looks fine. However in the actual post, it becomes random ASCII.
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    Yes Spirit.. I do have IME.. but when I type it .. it just turns out weird... don't know why.
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    Don't you just need to change the encoding? That's what I do and most of the time it works.
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    Hmm...I have that problem since switching to vbulletin. So how do you change the encoding?
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    < Testing Simplified

    蓮花劍 < Testing Traditional

    Aww...traditonal shows up here, but it doesn't show up in my "Skill:" part .
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    Oh.. yeah.. I can read it.. does it say.. BluLotus Sword? cool~

    I am typing Chinese charator through Korean IME.. so I can't really use it but cut and paste...too bad.
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    Originally posted by Yon
    Oh.. yeah.. I can read it.. does it say.. BluLotus Sword? cool~

    I am typing Chinese charator through Korean IME.. so I can't really use it but cut and paste...too bad.
    Lian Hua Jian = Lotus Flower Sword .

    I use Pen Master, a Chinese Pen system. I just write the Chinese words in, much easier than typing...for me that is .
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    Oops.. my bad.. Lian Hua Jian...



    Yon - Hua- Gum in korean...kikiki... Nice.
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    Originally posted by Yon
    Oops.. my bad.. Lian Hua Jian...



    Yon - Hua- Gum in korean...kikiki... Nice.
    Ooo, Lian Hua Jian = Yon Hua Gum .

    Neato, learn something new today .
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    Oh I have NJstar on my computer...but it must be that encoding stuff you're talking about to get the pin yan to chinese right??

    What encoding...how do you do that?? I'm still losty....

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    Originally posted by Paige
    Oh I have NJstar on my computer...but it must be that encoding stuff you're talking about to get the pin yan to chinese right??

    What encoding...how do you do that?? I'm still losty....

    Open the page with Chinese Characters you want to view.
    Open the NJStar program
    THEN EITHER:
    Click on View in your top menu bar
    OR :
    Right click your mouse anywhere on the page

    Click on Encoding
    From the list, select either "Chinese Traditional" or "Chinese Simplified" - if one doesn't work, then try the other one.
    The screen should refresh and if you're lucky, then something should happen to the Chinese text.


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    what if I just copy n paste from the njs program

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    There, can you all see it?

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    oh that didn't work...let me reread Em's post..

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    Let me try again

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    Hey.. first one worked. with simplified Encoding.

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    First one works with Simplified.

    Second one works with Traditional.

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    Uhuh? so you can see it, the characters? How come I can't see them...??

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