When designing forms for another locale, ensure that you use fonts that are readily available to users of that locale. Otherwise, you may find that the text in your form does not display properly and the IBM
® Forms Viewerwill display an error message.
™ XP, support for most languages is installed by default. This allows you to create forms in any single-byte language, including Greek and Cyrillic. To support double-byte languages, such as Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, you must install supplemental language support, unless you are using an East Asian operating system. Supplemental language support can be installed through the Windows Control Panel
2000 only supports the native language of the operating system. To create localized forms on Windows
2000, you should install the Windows
operating system that is native to the desired locale.
The recommended font for European languages (such as English, French, Spanish, or Russian) is Arial. For supported non-European languages, we recommend using the following fonts:
Parent topic: Creating localized forms
- Simplified Chinese — SimSun
- Traditional Chinese — MingLiU
- Japanese — MS Mincho
- Korean — Gulim