Traditional Chinese (CP950) not displaying in WINE
anthony at thizlinux.com
Tue Feb 26 01:54:23 CST 2002
On Sun, Feb 24, 2002 at 07:32:09PM +0800, Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:
> "Anthony Fok" <anthony at thizlinux.com> wrote:
> > We are experimenting some problems with displaying and inputting
> > Chinese characters in WINE (January 2002 or newer). For example, most
> > Chinese characters show up as squares,
> Probably some font misconfiguration problem. Apparently displaying of
> Chinese characters should work since output of Japanese characters
> admittedly works.
Thanks for your advice. After tweaking the font settings ~/.wine/config,
we were able to get notepad to display Chinese text. However, it seems to
only work with bitmap fonts like -taipei-*-; it had some problems with the
Arphic TrueType fonts that it seems Wine was using a different character set
to display the characters. We'll do more investigation. :-)
> > and it seems that WINE doesn't accept Chinese input via XCIN (an input
> > method server using the XIM protocol). Did we misconfigured something?
> > Or is this a known problem in WINE? Any pointers would be appreciated.
> > Thanks!
> I'm afraid that correct input of Chinese and any multibyte characters
> will require almost complete rewrite of the Wine keyboard code using
> X Input Method/Input Context. Simultaneously it will solve the problem
> with dead keys.
> Unfortunately nobody worked on that problems yet. Do you want to try?
Yes, we are willing to give it a try. How big a task is this? Where should
we start? Which files need to be modified? (I am new to Wine, so any
starters/pointers would be helpful.) :-) Many thanks for your help!
Anthony Fok Tung-Ling
ThizLinux Laboratory <anthony at thizlinux.com> http://www.thizlinux.com/
Debian Chinese Project <foka at debian.org> http://www.debian.org/intl/zh/
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