[EpiData-list] chinese version of epidata

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Wed Jul 21 14:27:23 CDT 2010

Dear David:

You must install Chinese language on your Windows machine (easy to pick 
from the Windows languages list).  With that, your PC can display 
Chinese characters (this has nothing to do with EpiData, but with Windows).

Once that is done, the following is possible with the current EpiData 
Entry version:

Field labels can be in Chinese
Value labels can be in Chinese

Field names cannot be in Chinese (I believe)
Values in text fields cannot be in Chinese

The EpiData Association development team is working on a version of 
EpiData software that is going to use UTF-8, so everything will be 
possible in any language.

Jens, if I am mistaken, please correct.


On 20:59, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to help colleagues with a data entry system for a questionnaire in chinese. I have downloaded the chinese version of epidata but it does not display chinese characters (lots of squiggles and things instead). Does anyone know what I need to do to be able to display chinese characters properly? This is with windows vista.
> Thanks.
> David
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