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Windows XP Font Pack for ISO 10646:2003 + Amendment 1 Traditional Chinese Support

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  • Version: 1.0
  • Category: Redistributable Component
  • Language: English

This package updates Traditional Chinese font MingLiu, PMingLiu and MingLiu_HKSCS on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

  • The ICT sector in Hong Kong have, since 2001 and through the efforts of the Chinese Language Interface Advisory Committee (CLIAC), been identifying Chinese characters that are mainly used in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS) as they are called, for adoption by ISO/IEC 10646 as the universal standard for Chinese Character processing. Microsoft provided support for the HKSCS characters before they were included in the ISO-10646 standard by building the HKSCS 2001 patch for Windows XP; the patch was posted on the Hong Kong subsidiary site for users to download. Those characters were defined by using Private Use Area (PUA) code point values in the HKSCS 2001 patch for both the fonts and the IME. By 2004, all HKSCS characters were defined in ISO10646 and were supported by Windows Vista and Windows 7. For backward compatibility with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 fonts that contain HKSCS characters have both PUA and ISO 10646 support. Therefore, documents created on Windows XP can be opened and displayed properly on Windows Vista and Windows 7. However, documents created on Windows Vista and Windows 7 will not always display properly on Windows XP if the document contains HKSCS characters that were not supported by ISO-10646 prior to 2004. To help our users migrate from HKSCS-2001 to HKSCS-2004, Microsoft releases an additional add-on for Windows XP that will allow users to view documents on a Windows XP system that were authored on Windows Vista and Windows 7. That is what this update is for.
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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 x64 editions, Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

  • This update is only for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, and is intended only for users in Hong Kong. You must have the Chinese (Traditional Hong Kong. S.A.R) language pack installed. The locale has to be set to Chinese (Traditional, Hong Kong S.A.R.)

Installation Instructions

  • The update can be installed on Windows XP (Windows Server 2003) with or without the HKSCS 2001 patch. If the update is going to be installed on the machine with HKSCS 2001 patch, HKSCS 2001 patch has to be installed first.

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