Search the FAQ Archives

3 - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M
N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z
faqs.org - Internet FAQ Archives

[sci.lang.japan] Frequently Asked Questions
Section - Q2.10 How can I see Japanese characters while surfing the Web?

( Single Page )
[ Usenet FAQs | Web FAQs | Documents | RFC Index | Neighborhoods ]


Top Document: [sci.lang.japan] Frequently Asked Questions
Previous Document: Q2.9 How do I send/read e-mail in Japanese?
Next Document: Q2.11 Is "gaijin" a derogatory word?
See reader questions & answers on this topic! - Help others by sharing your knowledge

     Even if your computer does not have any  Japanese  capability  at
     all,  you  can  still see Japanese characters provided you have a
     graphical browser.  Ka-Ping Yee wrote Shodouka, a  mediator  that
     gets the page you want to see, translates all Japanese characters
     to graphics and sends the result to you.  Quite simple, isn't it?
     Oh,  in  case you wondered, "shodouka" is Japanese for `calligra-
     pher'.

     You can find Shodouka at <http://www.lfw.org/shodouka>.

     If your computer has  some  Japanese  capability,  at  least  has
     access  to  Japanese  fonts  somewhere,  there  is a much simpler
     approach.   As  of  version  1.1  Netscape   Navigator   supports
     Japanese.  All you have to do, after installing, is set the docu-
     ment encoding in the  options  menu  to  Japanese  (auto-detect).
     This  ought to work.  If not, you can try setting it to shift-JIS
     or EUC-JP and reload the page.

     Netscape Navigator runs on virtually any platform.   Requirements
     for  Japanese  support vary a bit though.  Unix systems only need
     Japanese fonts for X-Windows.  These  should  be  available  from
     <ftp://ftp.x.org>.   Windows95 and WindowsNT need Japanese exten-
     sions    which    should     be     available     freely     from
     <ftp://ftp.microsoft.com>.   For  the Macintosh you may need Kan-
     jiTalk or JLK.

     [ed.: Can someone verify the  Macintosh  requirements?   I  can't
     because  I  only  have access to fully Japanese capable Macs here
     ;-(.  Also, comments about other browsers are very welcome.]

User Contributions:

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:

CAPTCHA




Top Document: [sci.lang.japan] Frequently Asked Questions
Previous Document: Q2.9 How do I send/read e-mail in Japanese?
Next Document: Q2.11 Is "gaijin" a derogatory word?

Single Page

[ Usenet FAQs | Web FAQs | Documents | RFC Index ]

Send corrections/additions to the FAQ Maintainer:
olaf@IMSL.shinshu-u.ac.jp (Olaf Meeuwissen)





Last Update March 27 2014 @ 02:11 PM