Several of my friends and I are trying to figure out the following issue.
In Hotmail, when you send to an email address with Chinese character information in the name, how does that come out when a person (who has a pure English language system) receives it?
In other words, suppose I am using a Taiwanese friend’s computer in Taipei, and he has Chinese system. He asks me to help him draft an email to his business contact in the USA. Her name is Alice. However, in his address book, he is using Chinese characters for this entry. Here is the way it looks in Hotmail –
I would assume that on an English language system, the Chinese characters will come out as gibberish. But some of my Taiwanese friends think not, they think maybe it comes out as a little graphic. ([color=#4000BF]Note: On hotmail, it is not possible to edit that name information when you are sending the email[/color].)
In order to edit the name information, you have to discard the email, go to the Hotmail address book, and make the changes there, which is somewhat complicated and time consuming. (Gmail is better for this, because you can edit the name information at the point of sending the email.)
Has anyone had any experience with this and can provide some insight? How do the Chinese characters display on a pure English system?