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    Question How to get foreign characters (Chinese, Japanese, etc.) to display in Xara 6?

    Hello,

    We are building a website with Xara Web Designer 6. To do this, we are copying the text over from an earlier version of our site that was built by someone else who we can no longer contact (sadly, he died). Some of the pages are in foreign character sets such as complex Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Czech. How can we get the text in these languages to display? (If helpful, I can post a link to one of the pages in question.)

    I have a second and much more general question. In addition to building a new site with Xara Web Designer 6, we are also changing to a new ISP (our current one is closing down). In this situation, would you:
    a) First move the "old" site over to the new ISP and then replace the "old" site with the new Xara site.
    b) Remove the "old" site from the old ISP and then just upload the new Xara site to the new ISP. We have a full backup of the "old" site.

    Or does it make no difference which way we proceed?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: How to get foreign characters (Chinese, Japanese, etc.) to display in Xara 6?

    As a new web site is a good time to do a little redesign, I would recommend putting the existing site on the new host and take a little time to do the work needed for converting to an Xara site.

    A URL for the present site would be handy. The absolute easiest means is that your users have the fonts installed you are using. As you cannot have any control over that, you are more limited in how to go about it. The text below is live and uses Adobe Fangsong. But there is more than simply plopping down text in order to use foreign characters / fonts in a web site when putting a site up on the web.

    Take care, Mike

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    Default Re: How to get foreign characters (Chinese, Japanese, etc.) to display in Xara 6?

    Quote Originally Posted by mwenz View Post
    ... recommend putting the existing site on the new host and take a little time to do the work needed for converting to an Xara site.

    A URL for the present site would be handy.
    Mike:

    Thanks.

    I should have mentioned that the Xara site is ready to upload, as we have been working on it for several weeks. Does that change your reply about whether it's best to upload the old or new site to the new ISP (or if it doesn't make any difference)?

    One reason we'd prefer to skip uploading the old site to the new ISP is that (in a nutshell) the old site has a shopping cart we will no longer be using. The new Xara site uses direct pay via PayPal for each product, instead of using our own shopping cart.

    In the meantime, we figured out how to embed the complex Chinese, Japanese, etc. We copied the relevant text into Word Pad, looked up the font listed in Word Pad, then pasted the text into the Xara page and called up the relevant font in Xara. Looks great!

 

 

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