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-You don't need to modify Firefox's configuration or download a plugin to display webpages written in Chinese, Japanese or Korean characters. You only need to make sure your operating system has East Asian language support enabled. But, If you need Firefox's interface and menus to be in another language than English, [http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/all download a localized build].+You don't need to modify Mozilla Suite/Firefox/Thunderbird's configuration or download a plugin to display webpages or emails written in Chinese, Japanese or Korean characters. You only need to make sure your operating system has East Asian language support enabled. But, If you need Mozilla Suite/Firefox/Thunderbird's interface and menus to be in another language than English, download a localized [http://www.mozilla.org/releases/ Mozilla Suite] / [http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/all Firefox] / [http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/all.html Thunderbird] release.
This page outlines the steps for installing East Asian languages on a computer running Windows so that the user can display East Asian characters. This page outlines the steps for installing East Asian languages on a computer running Windows so that the user can display East Asian characters.
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== Windows XP == == Windows XP ==
-# First open the ''Control Panel'' dialog box by clicking on the ''Start'' button, and then click on ''Control Panel''. By default the ''Control Panel'' is in ''Category View'' mode. If that is the case, click on ''Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options'' under ''Pick a Category''. If not, you can either click on ''Switch to Category View'' to bring it up, or work in the ''Classic View'' (in that case just double click on the ''Regional and Language Options'' icon to open the R''egional and Language Options'' dialog box; go on to step 3). +# On the Windows ''Start'' menu, point to ''Control Panel'', and then click ''Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options''.
-# The ''Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options'' opens. Click on ''Regional and Language Options'' under or ''Pick a Panel Control'' icon.+# Click the ''Regional and Language Options'' icon, and then click the ''Languages'' tab.
-# You get the R''egional and Language Options'' dialog box. Click on the ''Languages'' tab.+# In the ''Supplemental languages support'' box, check the box for ''Install East Asian Languages''.
-# You are now under the ''Languages'' tab for the ''Regional and Language Options'' dialog box. Check the box for ''Install East Asian Languages'' under ''Supplemental language support''. Then click ''apply'' and OK.+# Click ''Apply'' and OK.
== Windows 2000 Professional == == Windows 2000 Professional ==
-# First open the ''Control Panel'' dialog box by clicking on the ''Star''t button, moving the mouse to ''Settings'' and click on ''Control Panel''. +# On the Windows ''Start'' menu, point to ''Settings'', and then click ''Control Panel''.
-# Under the ''General'' tab in the ''Regional Options'' dialog box, check the languages you want supported (Japanese; Korean; Simplified Chinese; and/or Traditional Chinese) by clicking in the checkbox next to those languages listed under Language settings for the system. You may need to scroll down to see the language options you want. You may be prompted for a Windows 2000 Professional CD-ROM.+# Double-click the ''Regional Options'' icon, and then click the ''General'' tab.
- +# Check the languages you want supported (Japanese; Korean; Simplified Chinese; and/or Traditional Chinese) by clicking in the checkbox next to those languages listed under ''Language settings for the system''. You may need to scroll down to see the language options you want. You may be prompted for a Windows 2000 Professional CD-ROM.
== Windows 95/98/NT4 == == Windows 95/98/NT4 ==
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Windows 95/98/NT4 users have to download Asian language support from [http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=25143&area=search&ordinal=29 Microsoft's Web site]. Windows 95/98/NT4 users have to download Asian language support from [http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=25143&area=search&ordinal=29 Microsoft's Web site].
 +Hint: The link above has disappeared. Please visit [http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/downloads/recommended/ime/install.mspx Install Microsoft Global IME 5.02 for 32-bit Windows] instead.
== Links == == Links ==
-Further info about [http://newton.uor.edu/Departments&Programs/AsianStudiesDept/Language/index.html Using East Asian Languages] on Windows platforms+* Further info about [http://newton.uor.edu/Departments&Programs/AsianStudiesDept/Language/index.html Using East Asian Languages] on Windows platforms
 +* MozillaZine translated in [http://mozillazine.jp/ Japanese] and [http://www.mozilla.or.kr/zine/ Korean]
 +* [http://www.mozilla.org.cn/ Mozilla China] official home page
 +* [http://www.mozilla-japan.org/ Mozilla Japan] official home page
 +* [http://www.mozilla.or.kr/ Mozilla Korea] official home page
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You don't need to modify Mozilla Suite/Firefox/Thunderbird's configuration or download a plugin to display webpages or emails written in Chinese, Japanese or Korean characters. You only need to make sure your operating system has East Asian language support enabled. But, If you need Mozilla Suite/Firefox/Thunderbird's interface and menus to be in another language than English, download a localized Mozilla Suite / Firefox / Thunderbird release.

This page outlines the steps for installing East Asian languages on a computer running Windows so that the user can display East Asian characters.

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Windows XP

  1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Control Panel, and then click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options.
  2. Click the Regional and Language Options icon, and then click the Languages tab.
  3. In the Supplemental languages support box, check the box for Install East Asian Languages.
  4. Click Apply and OK.

Windows 2000 Professional

  1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Regional Options icon, and then click the General tab.
  3. Check the languages you want supported (Japanese; Korean; Simplified Chinese; and/or Traditional Chinese) by clicking in the checkbox next to those languages listed under Language settings for the system. You may need to scroll down to see the language options you want. You may be prompted for a Windows 2000 Professional CD-ROM.

Windows 95/98/NT4

Windows 95/98/NT4 users have to download Asian language support from Microsoft's Web site.

Hint: The link above has disappeared. Please visit Install Microsoft Global IME 5.02 for 32-bit Windows instead.

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