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HOLLIS Catalog CJK Help

There are hundreds of thousands of records in HOLLIS Classic that contain Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) scripts. With a properly-configured computer, you can view and input CJK scripts in HOLLIS Classic.

Below are links to documents that offer basic instructions on how to view and input CJK characters, followed by some answers to frequently asked questions about CJK in the HOLLIS Classic.

CJK help documents
    Software setup
    Chinese input methods
    Japanese input methods
    Korean input methods
    CJK searching in HOLLIS
Frequently asked questions about CJK


CJK help documents

Software setup to display and input CJK [PDF; 559 KB]

Contents:
1. Setting up a browser to display CJK scripts
    1.1 Browsers on Windows 95/98/ME/NT/XP/2000
    1.2 Browsers on Macintosh 9.x
    1.3 Browsers on Macintosh OS X
2. Installing CJK IMEs (Input Method Editors)
    2.1 Installing Windows IMEs
    Macintosh installation instructions are not yet available.

Chinese Input Methods [PDF; 940 KB]

Contents:
1. General notes on using IMEs in Windows
2. Chinese input in Windows 9x/NT
    2.1 Chinese (Simplified) IME
    2.2 Chinese (Traditional) IME
3. Chinese input in Windows 2000
    3.1 Pinyin98 IME
    3.2 New Phonetic IME
    3.3 Chinese (Simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin IME
4. Chinese input in Windows XP
    4.1 Chinese (Simplified) - QuanPin IME
    4.2 Chinese (Taiwan) - New Phonetic IME
    4.3 Chinese (Simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0
    Macintosh input method instructions are not yet available.

Japanese Input Methods [PDF; 436 KB]

Contents:
1. General notes: using IMEs in Windows
2. Japanese IME in Windows 9x/NT
3. Japanese IME in Windows 2000
4. Japanese IME in Windows XP
    Macintosh input method instructions are not yet available.

Korean Input Methods [PDF; 450 KB]

Contents:
1. General notes: using IMEs in Windows
2. Korean IME in Windows 9x/NT
3. Korean IME in Windows 2000
4. Korean IME in Windows XP
5. Korean keyboard diagram
    Macintosh input method instructions are not yet available.

CJK searching in HOLLIS Classic [PDF; 485 KB]

Contents:
1. Searching by romanization
    Advantages of romanized searching
    Select a romanization system
    Tips on romanized entry
2. Searching by vernacular
    CJK browse searches
    CJK browse display
    CJK keyword searches

CJK frequently asked questions

What is an input method editor (IME)? An IME is a program that allows computer users to enter complex characters and symbols, such as Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters, using a standard western (non-Asian) keyboard.

What are the basic software requirements to view and input CJK characters? You will need a web browser (Internet Explorer 5.x or higher; Netscape 6.2 or higher) configured to support Unicode-based characters. Windows users will need Windows 95 or higher (Windows 2000 is recommended) with appropriate Global IMEs (input method editors) installed. Macintosh users will need OS9.x with the appropriate language packs installed or OS X. See the document CJK software setup for detailed instructions.

Can I view/input CJK characters from computers in the library? Ask a reference librarian about the availability of CJK-capable computer workstations in your Harvard library. While some library workstations run on Windows 2000, many more run on Windows NT. The Global IME running on Windows NT has certain limitations, particularly for Chinese input. Users accustomed to Global IME on Windows 2000 or XP may see differences in how searches are input when in NT.