Been there recently and had the same problem.
Trouble is you can't see what the fonts are called so there's no way to refer to them.
I ended up getting someone in China to set the text in Chinese Illy and send it to me outlined. Seemed to be the easiest way.
There's no possible way to wade through all the glyphs and choose the right characters. So good luck
One thing you can do is to download and install Chinese fonts in your computer.
To download Free Chinese Font go to Wazu: http://www.wazu.jp/gallery/Fonts_ChineseTraditional.html
When you get there, select the font you like and click "download" link. After that you will see this new window:
Click on any of "wp010- etc" to download that font. Please note that the names of the font are "wp010-05.ttf" or "wp010-09.ttf", etc. Some are the same the font but one is bold and the next is regular, etc.
So when you copy and paste the furnished text you will see all the characters.
I hope this helps!
To amplify on Skull's suggestion a bit, it is possible that the text you are trying to paste requires the full "traditional' Chinese character set rather than the "simplified" version, which is a subset. If that is the case and you have only a Chinese Simplified font on your machine, that would explain why only some of the characters are showing up.
Thanks for the input guys- It was a very time-sensitive problem and I ended
up solving it through a work-around: Screen shot- photoshop clean up etc
Enable a text edit or paste into Office word 2008 and export as a pdf open in Acrobat and flatten the transparency using the transparent flattenr feature from the production tools and then open the flattened pdf in Illustrator.
I was facing the same problems, and I found out one of the reason why the chinese typeface couldn't be display.
It is probably because of the chinese word characters, they are divided to two different kind,
one is the modern(the simplified character) and another one is the traditional chinese characters.
And some of the fonts are only able to display the traditional one.
If the words are in modern type and you are using these certain fonts that i mention just now,
then It wouldnt recognize to display and the X's bos will be appear.
And ofcause some fonts are designed for modern chinese characters.
So you just have to make sure the chinese characters are in the same family.
Check out the solution above. Hope it can be help you out. Good Luck
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Hi guys- just to update you...
I loaded up the proper chinese font and it managed to hit on a few more characters. There were some characters that weren't coming through regardless of what chinese font I had loaded. PITA
If you'd care to post the problem text here, some of us could test it and might offer some font suggestions... if, indeed, that is the issue.