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Re: Chinese characters support

From: Michael Na Li
Subject: Re: Chinese characters support
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 16:05:16 -0700
User-agent: Emacs Gnus

On 10 May 2003, Kai Gro├čjohann spake thusly:

>  Gaoyan Xie <address@hidden> writes:
> >  I am trying to explore GNU emacs's multilingual support, and what I
> >  want is the display and input of Chinese characters. Have any of you
> >  done this before? I tried according to GNU emacs' online manual, but
> >  still couldn't make it work. BTW, I am using Redhat Linux 7.2 and GNU
> >  emacs 20.7.
>  I don't know anything about Chinese support in general.  But with
>  Emacs, it was very easy.
>  I compiled and installed Emacs and I also installed some Chinese
>  fonts.  (The GNU intlfonts package, available from, is a
>  good starting point.)
>  Then I typed M-x view-hello-file RET.  This showed me some Chinese
>  (and Japanese, and Korean) characters.  If you see empty boxes
>  instead of the Chinese characters, then some fonts are missing.
>  Then I typed C-\ chinese-py RET to select a Pinyin input method.

Don't you need M-x set-language-environment RET Chinese-GB RET such that the
file is saved in gb2312 coding?

The chinese-py-punct method also provides ways to input Chinese style


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