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#1 Grokboyer

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:19 AM

Maybe this is so obvious that it's confusing me, but given that I only read English, is there any reason to install Chinese Simplified Fonts?

I mean, do some English documents and web pages need to display some special characters that can only be found in CSF, or is there just a lot of Chinese text out there, even in English docs?

Currently I'm just trying to load a normal PDF file, but it's telling me that in order to display everything, I need to install the CSF. The thing is, that in the past when I have gone ahead and loaded it, I still saw no Chinese characters. :thumbsup:

Help! This has been bugging me for months :flowers: , and I can't seem to find anything anywhere on the web that addresses the actual usage of these fonts and gives me a clue as to why I might want to, or need to install them.

Just seeking a little peace of mind. I hope someone out there has the scoop.

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#2 TulsaRose

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:22 AM

Are the PDF files received from a trusted source? Do you save them to the Desktop and Scan with your AV program? I really can't answer your questions...just want to throw out a word of caution. :-)

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#3 Ken-in-West-Seattle

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 09:28 AM

I find the hidden chinese fonts in pdf docs to act like a DRM. Blocking changing the page format or exporting on files that do not have any visible security set.

This blocks some ebooks I buy from being converted to use on my sony reader with a font big enough to read.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 09:30 AM

Generally speaking...if you go to a website located in a different part of the world which you hapen to live in...there's some probability that you may receive such messages.

I never install language fonts and have never found such necessary, since English is my native language and I'm not interested in trying to read something in anything other than English.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:49 AM

I don't speak Japanese but I go to Japanese websites daily and nead the language pack so the characters will display properly and I can translate them.




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