[EpiData-list] Test local language fonts with EpiData Manager , please.

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Sun Jul 25 11:42:28 CDT 2010


  UTF-8 is a way of using characters with computers, where each letter 
in any language can be expressed without transformation. The test by ZAW 
is a very appropriate one, since we must find ways of supporting local 
language. Possibly there is some obstacle that we did not find in the 
specification of the screen font for EpiData Manager .

I do urge all users to test local language with the test version of 
EpiData Manager available from http://www.epidata.dk/testing.php

For the manager development it is good if you can upload such examples 
to the Flyspray database including a screen shot on your pc in a zip 
file. See on the epidata.dk/testing.php page for a link to the Flyspray 
bug reporting system.

Regards Jens Lauritsen
EpiData Association.
:
> Dear all,
>
> Actually, I am just starting to learn what UTF-8 is. But I did test
> epidata manager with a myanmar font which is widely used on the web.
> When I typed in Myanmar in epidata manager, many squares showed up and
> I understood nothing.
>
> Zaw Myo Tun, MB, BS
> The Union's office in Myanmar
> Myanmar
>
> On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:36 PM,
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>> Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 21:27:23 +0200
>> From: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
>> Subject: Re: [EpiData-list] chinese version of epidata
>> To: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
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>> 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
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>> Message: 2
>> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 09:12:06 +0200
>> From: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
>> Subject: RE: [EpiData-list] chinese version of epidata
>> To: "epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca"
>>         <epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca>
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>>
>> 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
>> --
>>
>>
>> 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
>>
>> ________________________________________
>> From: epidata-list-bounces at lists.umanitoba.ca [epidata-list-bounces at lists.umanitoba.ca] On Behalf Of epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca [epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca]
>> Sent: 21 July 2010 21:27
>> To: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> --
>> Hans L Rieder, MD, MPH
>> Jetzikofenstr 12
>> 3038 Kirchlindach
>>    Switzerland
>>
>> Tel: +41 31 829 4577
>> Mob: +41 79 321 9122
>> Web: http://www.tbrieder.org
>>
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