November 08, 2007

Chinese characters?

Hello, does anyone know why my computer cannot display certain Chinese characters. This one, for instance...

or this, look at ????? in the last line.

and this:
³o¥y¸ÜÀ³¥Î¦b§Ú­Ì¦~¬öªº¤H«Ü¬O¾A¦X!

All the examples are from Melanie's blog.

5 comments:

Victor said...

Could it be something with Melanie's blog instead since it seems like your Chinese posting is ok?

If you can give me Melanie's blog address, I can go take a look and see if I encounter the same problem.

fr said...

Thanks Vic, but her blog is locked meaning you have to be a member of Xanga to access it. Anyway it is:
http://www.xanga.com/MelanieCheung

Not always cannot read the chinese characters, occasionally can.

Victor said...

I signed up and accessed her blog. One of her comments was gibberish too. So could it be a problem with her settings? (Please see screen capture here.)

Victor said...

Okay, I managed to display Melanie's gibberish comments properly. If you are using Internet Explorer as your browser, click on View > Encoding > Chinese Traditional (Big 5). I managed to display her comments as follows:

相思兩地是不設實際的,認識一個人是要用一段時間共處,才可以互相了解彼此的性格,喜好,更何況談一個懂字!

It is probably the way she did her Chinese input - maybe she didn't use a consistent method.

fr said...

Thanks a lot; probably you are right. Haha, I didn't expect you to ....you really spare no effect in finding the answer.