Declan's Guide to Installing
Japanese Fonts on a Pocket PC
A comprehensive guide to installing Japanese fonts on a Pocket PC device
allowing Japanese kanji, hiragana and katakana scripts to be displayed.
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Declan Software's Japanese Language Learning Software
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Microsoft's Pocket PC operating system (non-Japanese version) does
not ship with a unicode Japanese font. In order to view Japanese scripts
in Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and other applications (including
Kanji and Audio FlashCards) a suitable Japanese
font needs to be downloaded and installed.
This is a guide to downloading, installing and using the Microsoft MS Gothic true type font for a Pocket PC device.
Note: If, after following these instructions, you still can't see the Japanese scripts you might like to try manually moving the font from the /Windows/Fonts folder to the /Windows folder (or vice versa) and then soft resetting your device.
|The solution...||There are
three simple steps to follow:
The full step-by-step
details are set out below:
font installation setup file from here.
It is easiest to right click on the link and choose "Save target as ..." as displayed below:
Then save the
somewhere easy to find like on your desktop. The download is 2.6 MB and
should take about 5 minutes in a 56K internet connection.
(ii) Open the file explorer, navigate to where you saved "msgothic.exe" and then run the application by double clicking on it.
Click "Yes" when you see the "... Continue?" dialog box:
Then click "Next >" on the Welcome screen as below:
Then click "Next >" again in this Select Destination Directory dialog box as shown below:
Then click the "Install" button on the Ready to Install dialog box as shown below:
The ActiveSync Applications Manager will then start and prompt you to install MS Gothic in the default directory. Click the "Yes" button:
The font will then start to install on your Pocket PC device as shown below:
When the process is complete you will see the Application Downloading Complete dialog box as shown below. Click the "OK" button:
Finally click the "Finish" button on the final Setup dialog box:
will need to Soft Reset you device. Consult you device's manual for how
do this - it usually entails pressing a sunken button on the back or bottom
of your device with the stylus.
Note: If, after
following these instructions, you still can't see the Japanese scripts you
might like to try manually moving the
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