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How do I get the format of indesign cs3 to read chinese characters

I am currently translating a Adobe Indesign brochure into Chinese. The format is Indesign but the package does not read chinese characters.
Is there a download for this or would adding east european languages in xp under regional language settings resolve this. I have tried adding east eupean languages but i'm experiencing an error when attempting to copy it into c:\windows\system32. Is there a manual way of doing this. ...any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
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BongSooCommented:
I found this elsewhere:
 http://en.allexperts.com/q/Adobe-Illustrator-1027/Loss-Chinese-character-transfer.htm
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Our company just purchase Adobe CS for my PC.  I do mostly English with some Traditional Chinese mixed in.  Mostly, I compose with this new InDesign and the Illustrator that comes with it.  I have an IME installed and Chinese works fine in MS word.  However, when I comp and paste into either of these I have one or two characters (example the chinese character "wan" meaning Night) change to a question mark.  Even when I have the Chinese turned on, the font open and attempt to enter "wan" it stays a question mark.  I can not get anyone to give me a solution to this.  Help!

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Hi Thomas.

I can tell you the exact steps that I take to use the Chinese characters in Illustrator... and I know that the problem is the same in both ID and AI, where the unicode fonts aren't supported (read "don't work").

I thought that this had been fixed with AI CS with its new text engine, but since it obviously is not fixed 100%, I suggest you use my old kludgey work-around for getting the Windows Chinese characters into Illustrator on the PC.

TRY USING THIS EXACT METHOD AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
LOOK ESPECIALLY AT STEP #4 - read carefully.

Note: Some of this first stuff you will have already done.

1) First, you need to have the proper Chinese input method editors (IME) installed on your Windows machine. They are only included with Windows 2000 but you can download them and install them if you have earlier versions of Windows. They will install some basic Chinese character sets, which I think you have to use in order for this to work. The one that I used in my test to get this to work was MingLui. When properly installed, you'll see a Language menu item displayed in your task bar. You probably already know all this.

The download site for the GlobalIME:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=803a623e-c311-4591-a593...

2) Also be sure that the CMAP files for AI 10 are installed by running the AI installer and using Custom Install. There, check "CMAP files" and install.

3) Use the Chinese IME soft keyboard on your task bar to enter your Chinese text into a Microsoft Word document (because Word supports the IME).

4) Copy your IME-inputted Chinese characters from Word and then paste into Indesign 2 and FROM THERE, copy the text again and paste it into Illustrator.

IMPORTANT: IN BOTH INDESIGN AND ILLUSTRATOR, MAKE SURE YOU CLICK ON THE DOCUMENT USING YOUR TYPE TOOL AND SELECT THE APPROPRIATE CHINESE UNICODE FONT FROM THE FONT LIST BEFORE YOU PASTE OR THIS WILL NOT WORK!

If this doesn't work for you, I advise going to the Forums at Adobe.com and telling them exactly what's going on - because this was supposed to have been fixed in CS. If you aren't registered, you'll need to, but it's free.

http://www.adobe.com/support/forums/main.html
 
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I also found this:
http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.3bc0375e
 
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