[EpiData-list] chinese version of epidata

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Thu Jul 22 02:12:06 CDT 2010


Thanks Hans. This is very helpful. I don't use windows and am helping out a colleague remotely, so this has been a bit of an exploration for me.
"Values in text fields cannot be in Chinese" effectively means that even though the questions can be in Chinese the answers can only be written in English. I think that most of the questions in this survey use numbers or lists so for most of it I think we will be okay.

Thanks again for the help.

David
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Subject: Re: [EpiData-list] chinese version of epidata

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.

Hans


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
> --
>
> David Whiting, PhD | Epidemiologist and Public Health Specialist
> tel +32-2-6437945 | mob +32-496-266436 | David.Whiting at idf.org
>
> International Diabetes Federation
> 166 Chaussée de la Hulpe, B-1170 Brussels, Belgium
> tel +32-2-5385511 | fax +32-2-5385114
> info at idf.org | www.idf.org | VAT BE 0433.674.528
>
> IDF | Promoting diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide
>
>
>
>

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