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Wed 13 Apr 1994

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Date: Wed, 13 Apr 1994 10:58:40 summary: chinese software for the mac
From: <wclivax.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: summary: chinese software for the mac


** CHINESE software for the Apple MACINTOSH **

My thanks to all those who provided information on Chinese software for the
Mac, which is summarized below:

* Apple's CHINESE LANGUAGE KIT
 requirements: system 7.1
 5 MB RAM
 17 MB hard disk space
 characters: supports traditional and simplified characters
 (simplified characters come in more fonts)
 input methods: pinyin, canjie, da-yi, chuyin
 compatible WPs: WordPerfect 3.0, NisusWriter, ClarisWorks (Chin. vers.)
 (does not work well with MicrosoftWord)
 fonts: includes several truetype faces
 drawback: no word bank
 price: USD $197 to $ 239
 available from: Apple, or MacConnection (tel 1-800-800-2222)
 recommended by: Nancy Frishberg <NancyFApplelink.apple.com>
 Hao-yang Wang <hyWangapple.com>
 Shu-ing Shyu <Shyuacal.usc.edu>
 Yuji Nakazato <yNakazatoguvax.acc.georgetown.edu>
 Lance Eccles <lance.eccleslaurel.ocs.mq.edu.au>
 Yang Jian <k17420er.uqam.ca>

* NISUS WRITER is recommended by Yan Jian <k17420er.uqam.ca>
 price: USD $180 to 280
 from: Nisus Softward, Inc. <nisuswever.ucsd.edu>
 (phone) 619-418-1477, (fax) 619-481-6154
 more info from: ccnet-luga.cc.uga.edu

* XIA LI BA REN is recommended by Dr. Hua Lin <hLinuvvu.uvic.ca>
 from: Cheng & Tsui Company
 25 West Street
 Boston, MA 02111, U. S. A.

* the newest version of MACCHINA from GREAT EASTERN (Qiyi)
 fonts: truetype faces
 recommended by: Randy LaPolla <hsLaPollaccvax.sinica.edu.tw>

* MACWRITE CHINESE, ZHONGWEN TALK, CHINATALK, NJ STAR (Mac version)
 recommended by: W. Frick <wFrickyarrow.wt.uwa.edu.au>
 more info from: alt.chinese.computinganon.penet.fi

* MACCHINESE, a Chinese font in traditional, Mandarin and Cantonese styles
 input: pinyin, radicals or telegraph codes
 from: (1) Linguist's Software, Box 580, Edmonds WA 98020 USA
 (phone) 1-206-775-1130, (fax) 1-206-771-5911
 (2) Ecological Linguistics, PO Box 15156
 Washington D. C. 20003
 price: $99.95 each, or $139.95 for 2, or 159.95 for all three.
 characters: over 6000 traditional characters
 recommended by: Alan Cienki <LANACemuvm1.cc.emory.edu>
 Marc Picard <Picardvax2.concordia.ca>
 Thor S. Nilsen <Thor.S.Nilsentdn.no>

* TURBOWRITER CHINESE TRADITIONAL and TURBOWRITER CHINESE SIMPLIFIED
 from: Trans Pacific Software
 requirements: 2 MB RAM
 20 MB hard disk space
 Apple Chinese traditional operating system or
 Apple Chinese simplified operating system
 recommended by: Alison Moore <ammacdict.dict.mq.edu.au>

* Information on a CHINESE SYSTEM (44 MB, with 12 fonts) can be obtained from
George Gale <ggalevax1.umkc.edu>

* Apple's WORLDSCRIPT includes two system extensions, I and II, or which II is
for 2-byte charater set languages like Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
Recommended by Jill Hart <Hartvax.ox.ac.uk>

* SPDOS, CHINASTAR (for Windows), WINDOWS 3.1C (Chin. vers.) & WINNER (for
Windows) are available for the IBM PC. From Yan Jian <k17420er.uqam.ca>


Wen-Chao Li
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University
Oxford OX2 6QA
ENGLAND
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