Why do I get the message that MS Mincho and MS Gothic fonts are not installed on my Windows XP?
They should have been installed when I installed files for East Asian languages in Control Panel/Regional and language options. Because these two fonts are default for Windows XP.
I have Windows XP Pro SP3 32-bit.
This is the error message I receive when I try to run Wakan for the first time (a Japanese simple word processor and dictionary):
"Following recommended fonts were not found on your system:
MS Mincho,MS Gothic
No reasonable substitution was found, program will probably display characters incorrectly. Installation of these fonts and restart of the autodetection routine is HIGHLY recommended.
These fonts can be found in the following Microsoft(R) products:
1. Microsoft(R) Windows XP - Select "Install Eastern-Asian fonts" in language settings in Control panel.
2. Microsoft Internet Explorer - install "Support for Japanese, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese writing".
3. Microsoft Office 2000/XP - Install Japanese, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese fonts.
Do I have to do all of above three steps?
Now in Control Panel/Regional and language options/Advanced/Language for non-Unicode programs, I have already Japanese selected (as I had when I installed the software Wakan).
The fonts I can find now in "Fonts" are named like this:
1. MS Mincho & MS PMinco (TrueType)
2. MS Gothic & MS PGothic & MS UI Gothic (TrueType)
Could it be that I need the fonts labelled exactly like "MS Mincho" and "MS Gothic" in order for the software Wakan to be able to find them?