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Chinese Text Project

Font test page

Character typeReferenceYour browser
Traditional Chinese義、禮、說、選
Simplified Chinese义、礼、说、选
CJK Extension A㡛、㬐、㖧、䵍
CJK Extension B𣚣、䶅、𪘆、𦞕
CJK Extension C𪢨、𪪖、𫔺、𫜴
CJK Extension D𫝀、𫞂、𫝻、𫠝
CJK Extension E𫠫、𬚚、𬳕、𬺡

The above table gives two representations of 28 different Chinese characters: the 'Reference' column contains a bitmap image of the characters, while the 'Your browser' column shows how your system renders the same characters when they appear in Chinese text. Hence on a properly configured system with appropriate fonts, these two columns should contain the same characters. If you see squares or blank spaces in the 'Your browser' column, your system does not support these characters; you will need to download and install a suitable font such as "Hanazono" for these to display.

Font setup

Follow the instructions below to install the Hanazono font. You may need to restart your web browser (and in some cases, restart your operating system) for the change to take effect. Your web browser and operating system combination must also have working Unicode support (tested combinations include recent versions of Mac OS X with Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, and recent versions of Microsoft Windows with Chrome or Firefox).

Mac OS X and recent Windows versions

  1. Download and save the file
  2. Open the archive folder
  3. Double-click on the HanaMinA.ttf file
  4. Click "Install font" (or "Install")
  5. Double-click on the HanaMinB.ttf file
  6. Click "Install font" (or "Install")

Older Windows versions

  1. Download and save the file
  2. Open the file and copy the two files HanaMinA.ttf and HanaMinB.ttf to another folder on your disk (i.e. you need to get these files out of the .zip file and into a real folder - otherwise you may not be able to locate them in the following steps)
  3. Click Start, and then click Run.
  4. Type %windir%\fonts, and then click OK.
  5. On the File menu, click Install New Font.
  6. Double-click on the folder in which you saved the two .ttf files.
  7. Select the two fonts HanaMinA and HanaMinB.
  8. Click to select the "Copy Fonts To Fonts Folder" check box.
  9. Click OK.

Other platforms

Other operating systems such as Linux, and other web browsers will work provided that they fully support Unicode (and UTF-8). Please post a message on the forums if you know of any useful setup advice for people using these platforms.