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Special considerations when app rendered in Korean, Japanese, Chinese?

I have already built in support for multiple languages in some of my
applications, but so far they have only used Western languages (English,
Spanish, etc). I need to add some Far East languages: Korean, Japanese,
and Chinese. Can anyone with experience in this area tell me of any
special considerations? Access 2003.

I've read here that the database sort order should be set to the
appropriate setting and then compacted.

I read too that Japanese in 10pt font is too small and so font sizes
need to be adjusted. But in my experiments all three languages seem to
render ok in pt sizes of 8,9,10. The way that I've been testing is
simple, on a pc that has the lang pack for Office 2003, I cut and pasted
sample characters from the web in each lang into a table's text field. I
then changed the font size that the datasheet used. Sometimes at 8pt the
Chinese characters went bad, but other times not...like if the base char
set of the datasheet was Korean (options menu) 8pt was bad, but if MS
Sans Serif, 8pt Chinese was fine.

Generally I'm thinking that the languages in question are more compact
than English but have only rumor to support this. I'd like to hear of
anyone's experiences.
Sep 19 '06 #1
4 1981
sorry

you cant do this with microsoft access 2003.

you must upgrade to microsoft access 2004:
http://www.ammara.com/access_image_f...ge_dialog.html
HTH

David Pawloski
Microsoft MVP

"wheel" <wh***@wheel.notwrote in message
news:MP************************@newsgroups.comcast .net...
>I have already built in support for multiple languages in some of my
applications, but so far they have only used Western languages (English,
Spanish, etc). I need to add some Far East languages: Korean, Japanese,
and Chinese. Can anyone with experience in this area tell me of any
special considerations? Access 2003.

I've read here that the database sort order should be set to the
appropriate setting and then compacted.

I read too that Japanese in 10pt font is too small and so font sizes
need to be adjusted. But in my experiments all three languages seem to
render ok in pt sizes of 8,9,10. The way that I've been testing is
simple, on a pc that has the lang pack for Office 2003, I cut and pasted
sample characters from the web in each lang into a table's text field. I
then changed the font size that the datasheet used. Sometimes at 8pt the
Chinese characters went bad, but other times not...like if the base char
set of the datasheet was Korean (options menu) 8pt was bad, but if MS
Sans Serif, 8pt Chinese was fine.

Generally I'm thinking that the languages in question are more compact
than English but have only rumor to support this. I'd like to hear of
anyone's experiences.

Sep 19 '06 #2
Wow. Do Microsoft MVPs get special editions of Access, like the 2004
version? If I buy something from the vendor you're spamming for, will
all of lifes problems be solved in general? That would be nice!

In article <eU**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl>, dpawloski77
@hotmail.com says...
sorry

you cant do this with microsoft access 2003.

you must upgrade to microsoft access 2004:
http://www.ammara.com/access_image_f...ge_dialog.html
HTH

David Pawloski
Microsoft MVP

"wheel" <wh***@wheel.notwrote in message
news:MP************************@newsgroups.comcast .net...
I have already built in support for multiple languages in some of my
applications, but so far they have only used Western languages (English,
Spanish, etc). I need to add some Far East languages: Korean, Japanese,
and Chinese. Can anyone with experience in this area tell me of any
special considerations? Access 2003.

I've read here that the database sort order should be set to the
appropriate setting and then compacted.

I read too that Japanese in 10pt font is too small and so font sizes
need to be adjusted. But in my experiments all three languages seem to
render ok in pt sizes of 8,9,10. The way that I've been testing is
simple, on a pc that has the lang pack for Office 2003, I cut and pasted
sample characters from the web in each lang into a table's text field. I
then changed the font size that the datasheet used. Sometimes at 8pt the
Chinese characters went bad, but other times not...like if the base char
set of the datasheet was Korean (options menu) 8pt was bad, but if MS
Sans Serif, 8pt Chinese was fine.

Generally I'm thinking that the languages in question are more compact
than English but have only rumor to support this. I'd like to hear of
anyone's experiences.


Sep 19 '06 #3
"wheel" <wh***@wheel.notwrote
Wow. Do Microsoft MVPs get special editions
of Access, like the 2004 version? If I buy some-
thing from the vendor you're spamming for, will
all of lifes problems be solved in general? That
would be nice!
That [disruptive poster | troll | pathetic person] is an impostor, not an
MVP. I am reasonably sure, too, that the company in the posted link has not
authorized it to speak for them. They'd have to be incredibly stupid to
want to be recommended by someone who's touting a non-existent version of
the product.

Not all MVPs choose to be listed there, but many of us can be found
(verified) at http://mvp.support.microsoft.com.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

Sep 20 '06 #4
In article <RW0Qg.5039$4C1.1616@trnddc03>, bo*****@localhost.not says...
"wheel" <wh***@wheel.notwrote
Wow. Do Microsoft MVPs get special editions
of Access, like the 2004 version? If I buy some-
thing from the vendor you're spamming for, will
all of lifes problems be solved in general? That
would be nice!

That [disruptive poster | troll | pathetic person] is an impostor, not an
MVP. I am reasonably sure, too, that the company in the posted link has not
authorized it to speak for them. They'd have to be incredibly stupid to
want to be recommended by someone who's touting a non-existent version of
the product.

Not all MVPs choose to be listed there, but many of us can be found
(verified) at http://mvp.support.microsoft.com.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
Yes I was being sarcastic about the 'MVP', not sure if the linked
company is related to poster but not a very good advocate.

Any clues about the lang issues I posted about?
Sep 21 '06 #5

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