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INF: Display Chinese|Japanese in ISQL/W in English NT 4.0

Article ID: 175128

Article Last Modified on 2/22/2005


  • Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 Standard Edition

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This article describes how to display traditional Chinese or Japanese characters in ISQL/w in an English Windows NT Server 4.0 environment.

The double-byte character set (DBCS) code pages for the Far East languages are not supported by default in non-localized versions of Windows NT Server 4.0. It is necessary to have DBCS code pages, such as 932 or 950, and the appropriate fonts installed to display traditional Chinese or Japanese characters. The code pages 932 and 950 can be manually added to the Windows NT Server 4.0 system.

For additional information about code page installation, refer to Method Two (Add the Code Page by Means of an .Inf Script), in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

165051 INF: Installing a DBCS Code Page for SQL Server

The TrueType fonts, MingLiU, for traditional Chinese and the MS Mincho font for Japanese will become available to ISQL/w after code page 932 and 950 are installed. The following steps explain how to select an appropriate font so that you can display traditional Chinese or Japanese in ISQL/w.

  1. Start ISQL/w.
  2. Make a connection to a server.
  3. On the File menu, click Configure.
  4. On the Application tab, click the Font button.
  5. Select MingLiU to display traditional Chinese, or select MS Mincho to display Japanese.
  6. Click OK to return to the Configure ISQL/w dialog box.
  7. Click the Connection tab.
  8. Click to clear the ANSI->OEM check box, and then click OK.
  9. Disconnect and reconnect to a server.

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