Read this tutorial to learn how to enable Japanese character encoding on either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.  Instructions for other browsers may be added later.

Download the Japanese Fonts

     At this time, there are only four TrueType (.tt) Japanese fonts available for download.  Note that the files are relatively large.  The files are all stored at the Internet Archive.

     MS Gothic is the Japanese font that is most often used at DIES GAUDII.


Here is a sample of the MS Gothic font.

     MS Mincho is an elegant and fancy font.


Here is a sample of the MS Mincho font.

     MS Song and MS Hei are also elegant, but they look similar.


Here is a sample of the MS Song font.


Here is a sample of the MS Hei font.

     Download the files and install them onto your computer.

For Internet Explorer

1) Go to Tools and select Internet Options.  In the menu that appears, find the Font button and click on it.

2) In the Language script field, find Japanese and select it.  In the Web page font section, chose one of the Japanese font names.  Chose one of the Japanese font names in the Plain text font section, too.  Click OK.

3) When downloading an HTML document that contains encoded Japanese text, go to View, Encoding, find Japanese (Auto-Select) and select it.

     The Japanese text should show up correctly.

For Netscape Navigator

1) Go to Edit, Preferences, and click on the Font subsection of the Appearance section.

2) In the For the Encoding field, select Japanese.  In the Variable Width Font field, select one of the Japanese fonts.  Select a Japanese font in the Fixed Width Font field, too.  Click OK.

3) When downloading an HTML document that contains encoded Japanese text, go to View, Character Set, find Japanese (Auto-Detect) and select it.

     The Japanese text should show up correctly.

Testing Your Browsers

     See if your browsers are working properly by visiting the Japanese Google.

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