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Chinese Characters on XP Netbook


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#1 CJoQ

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:17 AM

Hi everyone!

After unfortunately having my Macbook Pro stolen, I have had to invest in a cheap little netbook that is still running Windows XP.

Firstly
- Can I even upgrade my netbook without it being really slow/crashing all the time to the latest version of Windows and would I have to pay (yes, I am that out of touch with computers I do not know).
- MORE IMPORTANTLY: at the moment Chinese characters (Hanyu traditional/simplified) are showing up as blocks on my screen. What can I do to see the characters properly?

I am currently learning Mandarin and it would be a lot more helpful if my netbook could display the characters, instead of having to rely on my iPhone for the majority of my learning.

Is there any update/program I can use that will allow me to do this?

System Info (from Control Panel:
- HP, Compaq
- Windows XP Home Edition, Version 2002, SP3
- Intel Atom CPU 1.60GHz
- 798MHz, 0.99 GB of RAM

I am not too concerned about getting it updated, mainly just being able to see Chinese Characters.

Thanks very much in advance and apologies if I have posted this in the wrong place,
CJoQ

Edited by CJoQ, 25 April 2012 - 10:18 AM.


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#2 Artrooks

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:46 AM

Hello,

See if this link is of any help: http://mandarin.about.com/od/writingmandarin/ss/setupxp.htm. Arrow through all 5 pages.

Regarding Updating:
Most netbooks support 2 GB of RAM but come with 1 GB installed. Adding an additional 1 GB of memory would improve the netbook speed.

I'm not sure if your netbook would support Windows 7 Starter Edition; however, it's been demonstrated that WinXP runs faster on a given netbook then Win 7 Starter does.

Regards,
Brooks



 


#3 CJoQ

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:25 AM

Amazing! 谢谢!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:13 AM

What did you say i cannot read cuase my chinese dragon breathing his fire breath on my pc :lol:




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