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?
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:
I'm using FrameMaker 8. I often have my system locale and language set to Japanese. Some Asian language features, such as Combined Fonts work, but the <NoLineBeginChar> function still doesn't work. So I'm stuck manually adjusting spacing to comply with Japanese line break rules...no fun!!