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Viewing Japanese Blogs

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:10 pm
by cybarber
Awasu wa nihongo da keredomo nihongo no blog wa hyooji shinai.
Orandogo ban no winXP to Nihongo no IME aru nu da kedo kanji, hiragana wa zenbu ? ni naru.
Futsu wa IE6 de yomeru da kerdomo....

Nan deshyoo ka.

Cybarber
Why can't I read japanese blogs in Awasu, it being japanese it is very strange it doesn't express Japanese (in IE normally no problem).

Re: Viewing Japanese Blogs

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:08 pm
by support
cybarber wrote:Why can't I read japanese blogs in Awasu, it being japanese it is very strange it doesn't express Japanese (in IE normally no problem).


:oops:

This will be fixed in the next few weeks. If you know a bit about computers, it's because Awasu uses single-byte characters instead of Unicode. I won't bore you with the details but there are historical reasons why it wasn't written to use Unicode from the very start.

We're still putting the 1.1 release together - the third-party supplier we are using to do the online store is taking longer than expected - but we will be releasing in the next few days, regardless. Unicode support is then the first thing we will be looking at. The majority of the program is already written for Unicode so it won't be the massively painful job this kind of thing usually is.

Send me an email if you would like to help out testing an alpha release.