Chinese characters woes :S



Kevin C.
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
When I (or people) receive emails, or anything that looks like the
following:


艾里甫与赛乃姆
刀郎-2002年的第一场雪

黄昏
周传雄_


====================================
--- EOF ---

What is it? I know it's suppose to be chinese, but this is not chinese
characters. Did the unicode conversion get messed up during transfer, etc? I
do have Chinese PRC (pinyin) input system installed and hence can write: ???

etc

Just wondering whether the above non-chinese characters can be translated to
proper chinese characters....

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
It's Greek to me!
But, you will find experts in both Chinese and Windows at the Chinese groups
on this page:
http://aumha.org/nntp.htm
Page down past Brazil to China.

Kevin C. wrote:
> When I (or people) receive emails, or anything that looks like the
> following:
>
>
> 艾里甫与赛乃姆
> 刀郎-2002年的第一场雪
>
> 黄昏
> 周传雄_
>
>
> ====================================
> --- EOF ---
>
> What is it? I know it's suppose to be chinese, but this is not chinese
> characters. Did the unicode conversion get messed up during transfer,
> etc? I do have Chinese PRC (pinyin) input system installed and hence
> can write: ???
>
> etc
>
> Just wondering whether the above non-chinese characters can be
> translated to proper chinese characters....

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
Hi Kevin C.,

> When I (or people) receive emails, or anything that looks like the
> following:
>
>
> 艾里甫与赛乃姆
> 刀郎-2002年的第一场雪
>
> 黄昏
> 周传雄_
>
>
> ====================================
> --- EOF ---
>
> What is it? I know it's suppose to be chinese, but this is not chinese
> characters. Did the unicode conversion get messed up during transfer, etc?
> I do have Chinese PRC (pinyin) input system installed and hence can write:
> ???
>
> etc
>
> Just wondering whether the above non-chinese characters can be translated
> to proper chinese characters....

Check the encoding. Click view/encoding, most use Western European.
--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
In news:OePf5CuXFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
Kevin C. <kevingpo@ukonline.co.uk> typed:

> When I (or people) receive emails, or anything that looks like
> the
> following:
>
>
> 艾里甫与赛乃姆
> 刀郎-2002年的第一场雪
>
> 黄昏
> 周传雄_
>
>
> ====================================
> --- EOF ---
>
> What is it? I know it's suppose to be chinese, but this is not
> chinese
> characters.


No, it's not necessarily Chinese. They are characters in a
foriegn alphabet, perhaps Chinese, but also perhaps Japanese,
Russian, Arabic, etc. They are rendered like this because you
don't have the proper a;phabet installed.


> Did the unicode conversion get messed up during transfer,
> etc? I do have Chinese PRC (pinyin) input system installed and
> hence
> can write: ???


Pinyin is a system for rendering Chinese in our alphabet, in
regular Roman characters. If the characters sent are Chinese,
Pinyin won't help you.


> etc
>
> Just wondering whether the above non-chinese characters can be
> translated to proper chinese characters....


You need to have the correct alphabet installed for whatever it
is.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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Randy
07-10-2005, 02:09 AM
Kevin C. wrote:
> When I (or people) receive emails, or anything that looks like the
> following:
>
>
> 绌愭垿鐮斿殽鐞电棝璺
> 鍋介毣-2002瀹氳鍙婂尟榄佸儯
>
> 浠旇偄
> 宸撳嫥淇沖
>
>
> ====================================
> --- EOF ---
>
> What is it? I know it's suppose to be chinese, but this is not chinese
> characters. Did the unicode conversion get messed up during transfer, etc? I
> do have Chinese PRC (pinyin) input system installed and hence can write: ???
>
> etc
>
> Just wondering whether the above non-chinese characters can be translated to
> proper chinese characters....
>
>

Go to start->control panel->date/language blah blah
click on add other languages
then click on the check box for asian languages (the middle tab "Languages")
Then on details and (if you want to be able to reply in the same
language click on the check box "extend support of advanced texts
services to all programs"

Also you can select explorer and click on tools-> internet options ->
languages... and add what ever encodeing you want and what ones you want
first.

Good luck to you hope this helps (and yes its chinese)
Cya


Chinese characters woes :S