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How to install the Far East support files to use in Word 97

Article ID: 159471

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q159471


Microsoft Office 97 provides Far East support for the following four languages:

  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Simplified Chinese

Far East support is not automatically installed with Office 97 or Word 97. To install Far East support as a separate component, see the "More Information" section of this article.

When you install Far East support, you can:

  • Correctly display Far East characters in documents created with the Far East version of Office 97. Without the Far East font, the characters appear as block characters.

Note The Far East characters can be viewed but not edited.

  • Convert and view documents from Far East versions of Office 95. Without the Far East support files, the Far East characters are lost.
  • Convert and view HTML documents in Office 97 programs and in Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0.
  • Correctly interpret file properties from documents created in the Far East version of Office 97. Without the Far East support files, if you open a document created with the Far East version of Word, the Properties dialog box (available from the File menu) is blank in the United States version of Word.


To install the Far East support files, follow these steps:

  1. Insert the Microsoft Office 97 or Word 97 compact disc into the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Open Windows Explorer.
  3. Locate and open the ValuPack folder on the CD-ROM drive.
  4. Double-click the FarEast folder.
  5. Double-click the appropriate .exe file for the language support you want. The following files are self-extracting, self-executing programs:

       File name         Language
       Chssupp.exe       Simplified Chinese
       Chtsupp.exe       Traditional Chinese
       Jpnsupp.exe       Japanese
       Korsupp.exe       Korean
  6. When Setup is complete, restart your computer.

Note The Far East fonts and support files are large. To remove them, run Setup again.

   Language                Font name        File size

   Simplified Chinese      Mssong.ttf        2,569,040 bytes
   Traditional Chinese     Mingliu.ttf       6,272,080 bytes
   Japanese                Msmincho.ttf      5,151,192 bytes
   Korean                  Batang.ttf       11,480,192 bytes

For more information about how to do this in earlier versions of Word, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

132431 How to convert Asian Word documents in Word


For information about technical support for localized versions of Microsoft products, please contact the Microsoft subsidiary in the appropriate country.

To locate your subsidiary, see the Microsoft World Wide Offices Web site at the following URL:

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