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Old 08-12-2008, 06:59 PM   #1
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Default Using Chinese font on PC

A client has sent me a project that includes setting a line of type in Chinese (the rest of the document will be English). I'll be working in QuarkXpress. They sent me a Word file including the line of Chinese text, and the font it's looking for is SimSun. I did some googling and discovered that I seem to have the font -- it's apparently included with XP.

The filename is simsun.tt_ and I remember that those kinds of files require doing something to "expand" them to .ttc files so they can be used by XP.

Anyone know how to do that, and more important, can it screw up my system in any way? If I fiddle with XP's language settings to enable to the use of the Chinese fonts, is there any possibility I won't be able to also use English fonts?

Yes, I'm paranoid.

I did ask the client to have the line of Chinese text printed to PDF from Word (then I'd drop the PDF into my Quark doc), but for whatever reason, that doesn't seem likely.

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