Problem viewing characters on vocabulary page

January 25, 2010, 01:35 PM posted in General Discussion

Can anyone help me get IE8 or Google Chrome to display chinese characters on the vocabulary page? I have the MingLiu (True Type) mingliu.ttf and MS Song (True Type) mssong.ttf installed in my C:\Windows\fonts directory - and IE8 used to display, but now neither displays. I also have NJStar Communicator which works for input: 所以 我可以寫漢字﹐可是vocabulary page的 漢字看不見. Thanks in advance

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January 25, 2010, 05:39 PM

I'm not an IE expert. If this is information you already know, sorry, I tried to help.  Here's what I found:

To enable a language to Internet Explorer

  1. In Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
  2. Click the General tab, and then click Languages.
  3. In the Language Preference dialog box, click Add.
  4. In the Add Language dialog box, select a language from the list, and then click OK.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have added all of the languages you want to use.
  6. Click OK twice.


  • If you speak several languages, you should arrange them in order of preference (priority). If a website is available in multiple languages, the content will be displayed in the language that has the highest priority. To reorder the languages, click a language and then use the Move up or Move down buttons to arrange the languages in order of priority.
  • Be cautious when enabling additional languages. Some letters and symbols can be used to mimic characters in other languages, though the website address is different. This ability can be used to impersonate another website for the purpose of identity theft or fraud. Because of this, you should only add a language you are familiar with

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January 25, 2010, 05:56 PM

you can install a "google toolbar" It will automatically translate

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January 25, 2010, 06:32 PM

Did you install the East Asian language pack? You can see how to in the Resources section here on CPod. Also, have you tried FireFox?

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January 25, 2010, 10:57 PM

thanks for all the help - IE8 works now ... but still square boxes with chrome after doing the same on it as ie8. One browser working is enough for me.