Re: Editor that displays Japanese?

by "Ted Temer" <temer(at)>

 Date:  Wed, 4 Apr 2001 09:50:43 -0700
 To:  "HWGBASICS" <hwg-basics(at)>
 References:  PYM_EXCHANGE
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You did not say whether your computer and/or MSWord has been adapted to work
with Japanese characters. If it has, the simplest way possible is simply to
do the page in Word and save it as HTML.  I know the purist will go up in
smoke over this but the bottom line should be: Does the result display OK??

Failing this, why not make the PORTIONS of the page containing the Japanese
characters as "include" pages. Include pages can be simple text. (Much
easier on the old blood pressure.) Just call up the appropriate text file
for the feature you need. It makes it a lot easier to change as all you are
editing is the text file. And of course, Word can save in .txt just as easy
as anything else.

However--As I understand it--for this to work, the computer MUST be Japanese
enabled or the text file will go bananas on you. (Never worked with this
myself--just passing on hearsay ??)

Of course, the Microsoft way would be to enable the "full" Office 2000 for
Japanese and simply do the pages in FrontPage. Though I don't have this
capability myself--us hill folk in Redding have enough trouble with
English-- I am told it works pretty slick and is one of the reasons why
FrontPage is so popular world wide.

(To the exclusion of several members of this list of course -- Big Silly
Faced Grin)

Maybe these thoughts will inspire some helpful ideas on your part.
Best wishes
Ted Temer
Temercraft Designs Redding, CA

> Hi,
> Could any one with experience with using Japanese characters in bilingual
> web pages please offer some advice? None of my editors display Japanese
> (DreamWeaver 3, HomeSite, Arachnophilia) but I have sort of effected a
> result by cut and pasting the Japanese text from/to html pages within
> MSWord, then opening the final in Arachnophilia and cleaning up the code.
> Arachnophilia the Japanese comes out as symbols so I can't do any editing
> the text. Every change I make in MSWord I have to then redo all the code
> again in the editor. Must be a better way. Please help. TIA. Mike

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