[Solved] Writing Chinese with OpenOffice

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[Solved] Writing Chinese with OpenOffice

Postby Randy » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:44 am

I am looking for a package that will allow me to write both English and Chinese using Openoffice, but I am having trouble finding one. Chinese websites have downloads, but they do not say if the programmes are bilingual or only Chinese.
Does anyone know a good place to look?
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Re: writing chinese with openoffice

Postby Robert Tucker » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:26 am

You don't need a Chinese version to write Chinese in OpenOffice. If you want the choice of having the GUI in Chinese or English you will need to have English and Chinese Language packs installed. To write in Chinese you need a Chinese input method and have the correct settings under Tools>Options...>Language Settings. In particular you will want to have Enhanced Language Support enabled for Asian languages.

For a Chinese version go to:

http://zh.openoffice.org/new/index.html

But if you already have an English version installed you will just want to install the Chinese language pack.
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Re: writing chinese with openoffice

Postby Randy » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:59 am

Thank you very much.
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Re: writing chinese with openoffice

Postby Phil » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:04 pm

The language packs are not quite easy to find:
Go to the extended mirrors list, then choose a mirror site near you, and then go to the folder ./extended/2.4.1rc2/.
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