System Requirements

The Read Chinese! lessons have been tested and verified to function in the following environments:

  • Windows 2000 and XP with
    • Internet Explorer 6 and 7
    • Firefox 3
  • Mac OS X with
    • Firefox 3

The Chinese language text is displayed using one of the following fonts. Fonts are selected automatically by the browser based on the order they are listed here and the availability of the font on your system.

  • Full form: MingLiu, Arial Unicode MS
  • Simplified: MS Song, SimSun, Arial Unicode MS

Audio Support

The audio player built into the Learning Objects will use the browser plug-in for any of the following media players: Windows Media Player, RealOne Player, or Quicktime. If none of these players are available, the audio can still be played with any external media player capable of playing mp3 files.

Troubleshooting

Mac OS X comes with Chinese language support already installed. On Windows, if the Chinese text is not appearing properly,

    Windows XP and Internet Explorer
  1. Go to Regional and Languages Options in the Windows Control Panel
  2. Select the Languages tab
  3. Under the section Supplemental language support select Install East Asian languages
  4. If the prior step failed, you may not have administrative access to your computer. Ask your System Administrator or IT support person for assistance.
    Windows 2000 and Internet Explorer
  1. Go to Regional Options in the Windows Control Panel
  2. On the General tab, under the section Language settings for the system select Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese
  3. If the prior step failed, you may not have administrative access to your computer. Ask your System Administrator or IT support person for assistance.