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Chinese and Korean multilingual sites

A client of mine wants their site in Chinese and Korean versions also. Anyone have expereice doing this and any advice about how easy or feasible using CD with these languages?

Thursday, May 29, 2003

My site is in 25 languages, including two kinds of Chinese and Korean, so it's definitely feasible. Make sure you're using Windows 2000 or XP, though, otherwise you can't have both character sets active at the same time.

Joel Spolsky
Thursday, May 29, 2003

... all made with CityDesk, nothing special to make it work.

Joel Spolsky
Thursday, May 29, 2003

That raises a question. What do I have to do in order to view the Chinese and Korean characters on my whitebread site?

Thursday, May 29, 2003

On Win 98/Me, you'd have to have the right add-ins to Internet Explorer.

On Win 2K/XP, you'd have to have, somewhere on your system, a font which includes the Chinese/Korean characters. Microsoft Office comes with a font called Arial Unicode which includes almost every alphabet.

Anyone with a localized version of the operating system (e.g. Chinese version of Windows) would be able to see it, of course.

Joel Spolsky
Friday, May 30, 2003

We are in the process (almost finished) of using CityDesk's dual format to assist our Japan office in translating our website into Japanese. It seems as simple as having the english part done and just having them type in the Japanese on the other side. Quite splendid.

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

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