Japanese on Revolution

rbarber66 at earthlink.net rbarber66 at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 7 21:19:01 EST 2001


Thanks Scott for the advice. I don't think spaces will be a problem since
Japanese does not have any, at least not single byte ones.

I've been a HC/SC user for years and watching MC from v1 hoping it will
someday add 2byte font support viz. not just correct display but also allow
input.

My app is in both English and Japanese -  menus, dialogs, texts etc. So, at
minimum, I need to be able to select 2byte text. Ultimately, I need to input
2byte text as well.

By 'Workaround' I meant some way to select or input text without producing
'mojibake'. 

> From: Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com>
> Reply-To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2001 10:48:35 -0800
> To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Subject: Re: Japanese on Revolution
> 
> Recently, rbarber66 at earthlink.net wrote:
> 
>> Is anyone using Japanese text in a Revolution application? I am aware of the
>> limitations with 16bit fonts but perhaps there is someone using a workaround
>> that may be suitable.
> 
> What workaround are you looking for?
> 
> If you're talking about *display* of fonts, REV should work just fine as
> long as the appropriate fonts and support are available on the user's
> system.  MacOS requires the Japanese language kit, while Windows needs
> either system level support or a third party enhancement such as those
> available from TwinBridge systems (http://www.twinbridge.com/).
> 
> I've built a MetaCard application that displays text in 5 languages, with
> two of them being double byte Chinese.  The only limitation I found was that
> text needs to be broken manually -- MC wraps lines based on spaces between
> words.  Maybe MC/REV will come up with a fix to wrap by character at some
> point. 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Scott
> 
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