To display the level of support for Asian languages in Frame, choose File > Preferences > General and then click the "Asian Language Features" button.
If you are running Frame in a Western environment (for example US English) a message will tell you that you can display Asian text (assuming you have the right fonts installed) but that most Asian language features are disabled. To enable full support for Asian languages (using a Western version of XP), start from the Windows XP Regional and Language Options control panel. - First choose the "Languages" tab. Tick the check box "Install files for East Asian languages". This will cause the necessary support files (fonts, IMEs etc) for Chinese, Japanese etc to be installed. You will probably have to re-start after doing this. - Next choose the Advanced tab from the Regional and Language Options control panel and you will see a box titled "Language for non-Unicode programs". If you are in the US this will probably be US English. Change the language here to the one you want to use in Frame - most likely this will be Simplified Chinese so you should choose Chinese (PRC). You will probably have to re-start again after doing this. Now display Frame's language support again and this time you should be informed that all Asian language features are now supported. If your Chinese speaker is familiar with using Windows to enter Chinese text, they should find that they can now choose their preferred keyboard and enter Chinese text into Windows applications (including Frame) using their normal techniques. If you want more information about using Asian keybards (IMEs) you might want to look at the following Microsoft site: http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/handson/user/IME_Paper.mspx Hope this is of some help to you, Phil Heron Technical Writer - CODA www.coda.com -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+phil.heron=coda....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+phil.heron=coda.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of geoffrey.marnell at myob.com Sent: 14 March 2006 00:03 To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Chinese-language FM documents Hi Framers, I need to edit a book of Chinese-language files (with the help of a Chinese speaker who doesn't know FM). I can read the files in FM 7 running under an English-language version of XP. I can even do some minor editing. But I can't do much with dialogs. I believe that FM 7 can run on a Chinese-language Windows OS with all the functionality it has when running on an English OS. Can someone confirm that that is the case? If FM 7 can run on, say, Chinese-language Windows XP, how does one enter Chinese characters? The online manuals that come with FM 7 say that you need to use a "front-end processor (FEP), which is also known as an Input Method Editor (IME)". What sort of beast is that? And how do you find one? Finally, are there any pitfalls the novice needs to be aware of? (In particular, I need to enter index markers and generate a TOC and index, as well as some minor text edits.) Thanks Geoffrey Marnell_______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as phil.heron at coda.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/phil.heron%40coda.co m Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. The information in this message is confidential and may be legally privileged. It may not be disclosed to, or used by, anyone other than the addressee. If you receive this message in error, please advise us immediately. Internet emails are not necessarily secure. CODA does not accept responsibility for changes to any email which occur after the email has been sent. Attachments to this email may contain software viruses, which could damage your systems. CODA has checked the attachments for viruses before sending, but you should virus-check them before opening.