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MaxNet Instructions for Displaying and Entering non-English Text

  How to install a font on Windows

  Microsoft Visual Keyboard can be downloaded from the Microsoft Office Download Center

Issues by Language

Cantonese
Chinese

Hupa
Japanese
Kazakh
Korean

Navajo

O'odham
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

Even though the web is worldwide, most browsers have difficulty displaying many common languages. If your browser is having trouble viewing MaxNet lesson text we recommend that you first upgrade to the latest version of: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Opera Browser.

We no longer recommend using Netscape with our lessons.

Here are some of the display and text entry issues involved for some special languages MaxNet supports for MS-Windows:

Cantonese

MaxNet uses a custom encoding for Cantonese Romanization.  Because of this, we use embedded (dynamic) fonts.

You will need Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater or Google Chrome or Opera Browser. If something doesn't work, you can download this font (right click on it and save to your computer) uapinyin.ttf and install it on your system

Chinese (Mandarin)

For lessons using Chinese (Hanzi) characters

MaxNet uses the standard coding system GB2312.

Chinese lessons can be viewed with the latest US version of Internet Explorer if you have the optional, freely downloadable, Chinese Language Support installed. Windows users will often have the fonts Mshei.ttf (Simplified) and Mingliu.ttf (Traditional) installed on their systems.  To enter Chinese into fill-in-the-blanks, go to Microsoft's windows update, select Product Updates and install Chinese Input Method Editor.

For lessons using Pinyin Romanization

MaxNet uses a custom encoding for Pinyin Romanization.  Because of this, we use embedded (dynamic) fonts.

You will need Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater or Google Chrome or Opera Browser. If something doesn't work, you can download (right click on it and save to your computer) this font: uapinyin.ttf and install it in your system

Japanese

MaxNet uses the standard coding system EUC-JP.

Japanese lessons can be viewed with the US version of Internet Explorer if you have the optional, freely downloadable, Japanese Language Support installed. Windows users will often have the Japanese font Msgothic.ttf installed on their systems.  To enter Japanese into fill-in-the-blanks, go to Microsoft's windows update, select Product Updates and install Japanese Input Method Editor.

Kazakh

MaxNet uses a custom encoding for Kazakh.  Because of this, we use embedded (dynamic) fonts.

You will need Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater or Google Chrome or Opera Browser. If something doesn't work, you can download (right click on it and save to your computer) this font: kaz_cyr.ttf and install it in your system:

Korean

MaxNet uses the standard coding system EUC-KR.

Korean lessons can be viewed with the US version of Internet Explorer if you have the optional, freely downloadable, Korean Language Support installed. Windows users will often have the Korean font Gulim.ttf installed on their systems.  To enter Korean into fill-in-the-blanks, go to Microsoft's windows update, select Product Updates and install Korean Input Method Editor.

Navajo and Hupa

MaxNet uses the Lucida Sans Navajo font for both Navajo and Hupa.  Because of this, we use embedded (dynamic) fonts and you will need Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater or Google Chrome or Opera Browser.

If something doesn't work, you can download the font and install it in your system: http://sophos.berkeley.edu/macfarlane/navfont.html

O'odham

MaxNet uses a custom encoding for O'odham.  Because of this, we use embedded (dynamic) fonts.

You will need Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater or Google Chrome or Opera Browser. If something doesn't work, you can download this font (right click on it and save to your computer): oodham.ttf and install it in your system:

Western European

To type most Western European languages in Windows95, make the keyboard state visible by going to Control Panel...Keyboard...Language and checking the Enable indicator on taskbar. Now you can change character set that your keyboard generates by pushing Left Alt+Shift or by left clicking on the taskbar indicator.

Central European

For Albanian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, and Slovenian. MaxNet uses the iso 8859-2 coding, which is viewable by most browsers with no additional setup. To type these languages in Windows95, make the keyboard state visible by going to Control Panel...Keyboard...Language and checking the Enable indicator on taskbar. Now you can change character set that your keyboard generates by pushing Left Alt+Shift or by left clicking on the taskbar indicator.

Russian

MaxNet uses the cp1251-coding standard for Russian text.

You may not have Cyrillic fonts installed, but they are included with your Windows distribution. To install them, go to Control Panel...Add/Remove Programs...Windows Setup...Multilanguage Support, click Details, select Cyrillic Language Support. Click OK to complete the installation.

To type Russian:
Make the keyboard state visible by going to Control Panel...Keyboard...Language and checking the Enable indicator on taskbar. Now you can change character set that your keyboard generates by pushing Left Alt+Shift or by left clicking on En/Ru indicator on taskbar. To check how your Cyrillic support works, open the WordPad application, switch keyboard into the Russian state and start typing. If you see Cyrillic letters, then Cyrillic support is installed and works properly.

Turkish

MaxNet uses the ISO-8859-9 coding standard for Turkish, which is viewable by most browsers with no additional setup.

To type Turkish in Windows95, make the keyboard state visible by going to Control Panel...Keyboard...Language and checking the Enable indicator on taskbar. Now you can change character set that your keyboard generates by pushing Left Alt+Shift or by left clicking on the En/Tr indicator on the taskbar.