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I was wondering what the best font/code for a website would be? I recently had the poor fortune of using pcs while away from home, and this apple user discovered that many browsers, unless configured, don't display Chinese properly. Some do however, and I'd like to know how they did it. Any suggestions? :help

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I'm using Firefox 3, which allows you to choose different fonts for different languages. For all East Asian languages, I have the proportional fonts set to sans-serif, and the sans-serif fonts that I chose were

Microsoft Jhenghei for Traditional Chinese and Hong Kong Traditional Chinese,

Microsoft Yahei for Simplified Chinese,

Meiryo for Japanese.

All of these fonts are preinstalled on Windows Vista, and you could probably download them if you know where to look.

My default character encoding is ISO-8859-1.

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Many Windows computers simply aren't configured to display Chinese characters at all. To configure them, you need the windows install CD, and you need to go the control panel and install support for east asian languages.

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Here's my list of fonts that work with "@import" in CSS. These allow any new-ish computer to display them.

@import url(http://db.onlinewebfonts.com/c/12f525c880a52f5a3d85c27ac71266a5?family=HY+Cu+Zhuan+Traditional+Chinese);
@import url(http://db.onlinewebfonts.com/c/546ef565dfc336820ea5147450ef5197?family=HY+ShuTong+Traditional+Chinese);
@import url(http://db.onlinewebfonts.com/c/209cc623f7e199b28118233d2d3be7bb?family=STHeiti+TC+Light);
@import url(http://db.onlinewebfonts.com/c/9dadd41cd8d82c6dcfecd592cfbad4e8?family=Heiti+SC+Light);
@import url(http://db.onlinewebfonts.com/c/c81ad37f4fe5d970a2fbccf31ba5f6f6?family=Heiti+SC);
@import url(http://db.onlinewebfonts.com/c/91764cfbfb9049ea89665b0ac8f0ee41?family=Heiti+TC);
@import url(http://db.onlinewebfonts.com/c/209cc623f7e199b28118233d2d3be7bb?family=STHeiti+TC);
@import url(http://db.onlinewebfonts.com/c/0ba7db29f9f2b275516bb07240367237?family=STHeiti+T0C);
@import url(http://fonts.cdnfonts.com/css/venom-mincho);
@import url(http://fonts.cdnfonts.com/css/code2000);
@import url(http://fonts.cdnfonts.com/css/undotum);
@import url(http://fonts.cdnfonts.com/css/unbatang);
@import url(http://fonts.cdnfonts.com/css/kinryu);
@import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Dela+Gothic+One&display=swap);
@import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/earlyaccess/cwtexkai.css);
@import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/earlyaccess/cwtexhei.css);
@import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/earlyaccess/cwtexyen.css);
@import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/earlyaccess/cwtexfangsong.css);
@import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/earlyaccess/notosanstc.css);
@import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/earlyaccess/cwtexming.css);
@import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Open+Sans&family=ZCOOL+XiaoWei&display=swap);
@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=ZCOOL+QingKe+HuangYou&display=swap');
@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Ma+Shan+Zheng&family=ZCOOL+QingKe+HuangYou&display=swap');
@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Long+Cang&display=swap');
@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=ZCOOL+KuaiLe&display=swap');
@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Liu+Jian+Mao+Cao&family=ZCOOL+KuaiLe&display=swap');

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