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Re: Writing Chinese in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg32669] Re: [mg32666] Writing Chinese in Mathematica
  • From: Xah Lee <xah at>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 03:41:19 -0500 (EST)
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In Mac OS X 10.1.2, running Mathematica 4.1, you can type Chinese simply 
using Apple's bundled Chinese character set.

Run your Software Update if you haven't already. About a month ago Apple 
released the Chinese input system. Once you have that, go to your System 
Preferences's International panel, Keyboard Menu tab. You'll be able to 
select Chinese. Once this is done, you should have a kepboard menu on the 
menu bar that lets you switch input languages/methods.

That should work in any unicode-aware application, and indeed it does in 
Mathematica 4.1 for Mac.

If you are running latest Windows (i.e. 2000 or XP), i'm fairly certain the 
situation is similar. i.e. you do not need extraneous software such as 
NJStar to input Chinese. Just download Microsoft provided input systems.

  xah at

On Monday, February 4, 2002, at 12:23  AM, Shaofeng Bian wrote:
> I would like to
> write some Chinese explanations in Mathematica notebooks. I try it
> several times with NJStar and DFKC("eastern quick vehicle"), but I
> failed. It seemed difficult to write explanations in Chinese.

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