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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-04 05:49 PM
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I just installed some software that
handles Japanese on my US version of WIN XP. I'm curious to see if it works properly on this BBS. Here goes: 七転び八起き

pnorman
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-04 05:59 PM
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1. Cool I don't know what it says
but I just copied it into Word.
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Sporadicus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-04 06:00 PM
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2. Works Perfectly
if your intent was producing six little boxes in a row :7
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-04 06:04 PM
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3. LOL!...same here.
Opera translation shows this:

Vicissitudes of fortune

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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-04 06:10 PM
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4. You can't talk to me like that!
I'm going home. Oh, I am home. Never mind.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-04 07:57 PM
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5. Thanks guys, I found out what I wanted to know.
The viewer has to have Japanese language support, otherwise it's just "six little boxes". Actually, Internet Explorer can be set up to display Japanese and other ideographic languages, as can Netscape. Apparently so can Opera, but I don't see that option with this Foxfire.

That Opera translation was close enough. It's a Japanese phrase (can also be Chinese or Korean) that refers to the "vicissitudes (ups and down) of life". Literally, it's something like: "falling down seven times, and picking onesself up eight times". Class dismissed.

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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-04 08:15 PM
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7. heh, that was pretty good...
I was able to see the characters just fine on Firefox with KANOTIX.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 01:13 AM
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8. A good friend is trying to get me to
get on to the True Path to Enlightenment (ie: get with Linux). The version he's been "pushing" is Simply Mepis; apparently close kin to KANTONIX. I'll partition my other computer to WIN ME and Mepis, and give it a try. One of the points my friend stressed, was the very high level of support Mepis has for Japanese.

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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-04 08:04 PM
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6. ahhh ... very good grasshopper ...
Seven tumbling eight occurring ...
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