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Hi,

    I found that Crystal Report Development Version 8.5 cannot display UNICODE characters under WIN2K/XP(both simplified and traditional chinese) in Preview Windows. But it can be printed properly. Cuurrenly, the regional setting of Win2K/XP is Chinese (Taiwan).

    And it is very strange that it works fine under both Simplified & Traditional Chinese Win98SE.

    I have tried to change the font in report designer to Chinese Font (since I used "Arial" before), but it required to specify code page (says CHINESE_BIG5). It displays properly in traditional UNICODE Chinese characters only, but not simplified UNICODE characters.

    So, how can I display both traditional and simplified chinese UNICODE characters in Report Preview under Win2K/XP?

Here are my configuration :
-Crystal Report Development Edition 8.5 w/ SP1
-Using Report Designer Control in VB6 to design the report layout

Regards,
Thomas
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This is one of those few that I would direct straight to Crystal support.  Unfortunately, they will probably tell you to upgrade to CR 9.0.

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You might want to look at these:

ActiveX Viewer enhancements for Crystal Reports version 9
http://support.crystaldecisions.com/library/kbase/articles/c2011586.asp

Style of font does not apply when changed
http://support.crystaldecisions.com/library/kbase/articles/c2010555.asp

What font types are supported in Crystal Reports?
http://support.crystaldecisions.com/library/kbase/articles/c2011820.asp

In that last link, you'll find reference to the fact that CR 9.0 supports unicode as a new feature, implying that older versions do not support, or do not fully support, unicode.

If you go to http://support.crystaldecisions.com/library/kbase.asp?q1=chinese&freeText=0&q2=&so=Rank%5Bd%5D&q3=&summary=1&q4=&MaxRec=10&c2=@META_KBASEPRODUCT&c3=@META_KBASECATEGORY&c4=@META_KBASESUBJECT&ct=livecommunity-kbase&language=EN&indexq2=0&indexq3=0&indexq4=0&button.x=17&button.y=14 you'll find all the links on the Crystal Decisions web site for the keyword "chinese".

Sounds like you have an upgrade in your future to version 9.  Hope that helps.

DRRYAN3
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So, no solution in CR Dev. 8.5?
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I could not find one and I don't see others jumping in here with an alternative suggestion, other than 8.5 does not support what you are trying to do, while 9.0 does.

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by:thomascy
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Thanks, I tried CR 9, it works fine!
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Glad it worked out
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