In another thread ("What should I buy?), I asked,
quote[quote]Just want to double check on this: If I get an English-language OS (Win2000 or XP), I can view and input Chinese in any program that would otherwise allow it (such as my text editor), not just Office and other MS software? What will I need to do so? Nothing extra at all? A free download of the Chinese IME? Another program I must pay for (e.g. Twinbridge)? Something else?[/quote]
The responses I received made it seem like I’d have no problem, so I bought Windows 2000 (English). And of course I have a problem.
I’ve installed the traditional-Chinese language pack that came with Win2K. I can see Chinese in Web pages and in MS Word. But when I try to open Big5 HTML or text files in my favorite text editor (Notetab), I don’t see Chinese, just garbage characters. Also, when I copy and paste Chinese text into the text editor, the Chinese turns to garbage.
This English-language program works just fine with Chinese in Chinese Win98.
How can I make it work in English Win2K?