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Tami Settergren
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Getting kumihan tables to work in Japanese documents

May 6, 2010 3:57 PM

I'm a little unclear about how to get kumihan tables to work (specifically, the <NoLineBeginChar> statement).


I'm working in English Windows with the language set to Japanese. When I save a Japanese manual as a MIF, then open the MIF in Notepad as a UTF-8 file, the KumihanCatalog section is there and all the Japanese characters are correct. (If I open as ANSI, the Japanese characters are garbled.) But the <NoLineBeginChar> statements obviously don't work because the manual in Frame shows lines that begin with the illegal characters. I tried saving the text MIF file as UTF-8 and opening in Frame. The document looks fine, but the <NoLineBeginChar> statements still don't work.


The files were produced at a translation agency...I suppose they used a Japanese OS, which is why the kumihan tables are there.


So, do I also need to use a Japanese OS to get the kumihan tables to work, not just an English system with the language set to Japanese?





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    May 6, 2010 11:50 PM   in reply to Tami Settergren



    I would be interested to learn from your experience ;-)


    What version of FrameMaker are you using? From your UTF-8 experience I guess it should be FrameMaker 8 or 9, but please tell us anyway.


    To simulate a Japanese OS without having it, you could switch the "system locale" of your machine to Japanese, at lest stuff like this made FrameMaker think it was installed on a Japanese OS in earlier versions:



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    Jul 23, 2013 7:26 AM   in reply to Tami Settergren

    Hi Tami,

    I know it was a long time ago... but did you find a good solution to this problem. I have a similar challenge and am currently fixing manually.

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