Re: Non-English version of Windows95 & Inatall Troubles?

Dale Paul (dpaul@sierra.net)
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 23:24:14 -0800


The problem is that for all of it's hype, Win95 is not truely an
international Operating System. Most US software manufacturers write their
code using the US English Code Page. To write software for International
markets, you have to EXPLICITLY provide each language support into the
product.
So when White Pine compiles their code for Win95, it is compiled for what is
called Multi-Byte Character sets. However, all the Registry entries and such
are in US ASCII not Chinese Multi-Byte. When those US ASCII characters are
translated by your Code page, they do not always transfer back to US ASCII
properly ( differences between lower and upper case character mappings). So
in a nutshell...the only way your CU is going to install is for you to
change your code page in control panel to US ASCII. After that, you "MAY" be
able to go back to Chinese Code page and have it work properly. There might
be a few quirks but should work after that.

Dale

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeagan Lee <jeagan@uriel.net>
To: CU-SEEME-L@cornell.edu <CU-SEEME-L@cornell.edu>
Date: Sunday, January 18, 1998 11:12 PM
Subject: Non-English version of Windows95 & Inatall Troubles?

>I am experiencing difficulties installing CU-SeeMe cu31.exe file from
>the White Pine. I have posted about it twice last week:Repeated failure
>installing downloaded CU-SeeMe file(Wed.,Jan 14) and Unsolved problems
>with the installation(Sat.,Jan 17).I also contacted participants who
>answered privately.
>
> With the second weekend nearing end, I still didn't come up with any
>concrete solution to my trouble. But I think I have some possible clue
>after all those contacts.
>
> Ms. Lisa Christiansen from the White Pine asked if I have a Chinese
>version of Windows95. Mr.Mark E.Hendricks didn't hesitate to take the
>all time and efforts to dowmload and install the 9.91M file himself.His
>has no problem and his CU-Seeme works well! Considering his time zone he
>lives in east coast of North America and operates on an English version
>of OS. Mr.YN Kwan, probably from Hong Kong , works on a Chinese version
>of Windows95 and failing to install the same file. He also is saying
>that English version of Windows95 has no problem in installing the file.
>
> According to Mr.Hendricks' suggestion, I erased all the CU-SeeMe files
>in my system and downloaded the file again.The results were just the
>same.Now I strongly suspect that there is a high possibililty of some
>sort of links between non-English version of Windows95 and the inatall
>trouble.
> Is there anyone out there who has the knowledge and cure about that?
>I deeply appreciate the efforts the experienced members extended to help
>me out of my trouble.
>
> With the best regards.
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>Jeagan Lee
>E-mail : jeagan@uriel.net
>Phone : 82-2-780-6943(o)
> 82-346-557-5295(h)
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