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Bizarre Simplified Chinese Font

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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,900 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 6:39 AM (in response to mr88cet)

    mr88cet wrote:

     

    so that I can request that Rosetta Stone use the "normal" font instead

     

    The normal font is STHeitiSC.

     

    Apple cannot toss the other font you are seeing because it is required to display Japanese.  It can also display Simplified Chinese, but so far you have only provided the men2 case where this display is incorrect.  Are not both ge2 and jian4 displayed correctly?   I am looking for SC characters which are not being displayed the way they should be.

     

    I've been able to upload screenshots made with my computer here (png format) via the camera icon without problem.  What format are you using?  It needs to be a graphic.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,900 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 6:42 AM (in response to mr88cet)

    Jian4 is also included in the Japanese font.  The traditional or kanji character used in Japanese text is distinct and has a different codepoint.

     

    Screen Shot 2012-09-07 at 9.18.02 AM.png

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,900 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 8:05 AM (in response to mr88cet)

    PS Here are some examples taken from Wikipedia where using a Japanese font will produce simplified chinese characters different than what a Chinese font will produce:

     

    Screen Shot 2012-09-07 at 11.02.43 AM.png

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,900 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to mr88cet)

    mr88cet wrote:

     

    Characters like the following

     

    Here is a graphic showing the characters first in a Japanese font and second in the HeitiSC Chinese font:

     

    Screen Shot 2012-09-07 at 11.45.39 AM.png

     

    The wikipedia link for my list is at

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_unification

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,900 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to mr88cet)

    To see the Simplified Chinese version of these characters, you want to force the app to use the STHeitiSC font.  On an iOS device, this is normally done my making sure Chinese is higher on the Language list than Japanese.

     

    The Japanese version of these characters is required for Japanese.  If you were reading that language, you would want to force the app to use the Hiragino font (by making sure Japanese is higher than Chinese on the Language list).

     

    Currently that is the only way to make sure the right font is used in iOS devices for these two languages.  Apple cannot change any of the fonts, but you could ask for them to provide an easier setting to select one or the other.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,900 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to mr88cet)

    mr88cet wrote:

     

    On my iPad, where Rosetta Stone is producing the weird characters

     

    That seems strange.  I would try deleting the app and then redownloading it.  Also contact RS support about it:

     

    http://success.rosettastone.com/

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,900 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 10:20 AM (in response to mr88cet)

    mr88cet wrote:

     

    Is there any way to move the languages in this list around in the list, other than making that language into the screen language and switching back?

     

     

    Unfortunately not.

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