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tetsuo500

Tencent qq (Chinese icq)

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tetsuo500

I'm trying to get qq running on my (on university campus) computer. For those who don't know qq is Chinese chat program similar to icq, except it's better - because it's Chinese. You have a list of friends, when they are online you can chat to them. You can also just add random people to your list, or people from a certain city, age range etc. and ask if they want to chat. It's a good way to practice chatting in Chinese.

Anyway, I can't quite install the program. No Chinese characters are being displayed. I'm running XP etc. etc. I think I need to be running a Chinese version of Windows. Can anyone confirm this, or offer a solution to the problem?

Erk... :shock: - I think I'm having another problem.... can't get past the firewall.

To get to the point, has anyone had any success installing and running qq on non-Chinese Windows?

Download: www.qq.com

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Quest

Yes, here are three options for you:

1. Go to Control Panel -- Language/Region -- Advanced, and set your localization to Chinese (PRC)

2. Download the English version, though you still won't be able to read messages in Chinese.

3. Download Microsoft AppLocale here: http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/tools/apploc.mspx

As to the firewall, what kind of firewall is it, university firewall or XP firewall?

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Tsunku

I couldn't get past the firewall either when I tried installing QQ, and it's the only program that seems to have any kind of firewall program. I think you need to open some specific ports or something, but I got frustrated and gave up. You can also use Chinese characters to chat with MSN, and it's free.

QQ is also apparently pretty easily hack-able. I think there was a thread about this once before ...

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tetsuo500

Woo-hoo! Thanks Quest, I never knew you could do that in XP!

It's the university firewall. It shouldn't be too big a problem though, we have two different firewalls. One for inside the computer labs and one for everywhere else. I think it's fine if I go outside the computer labs...

I think the English version is pretty old now, it's definately not up to speed with the Chinese version.

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Catdiseased

I now that this topic is veeeery old, but I didnt want to start a new one.

Can anyone tell me how to make a new account? It does cost money now, as far as I now...:(

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frostybird

One of my friends told me that you can get a new QQ account for a small fee. I have no idea what the fee is, or where you should pay it, though. They also give them away with certain mobile phones, I think.

I got mine from a friend who had five or six accounts, she just gave me one of hers. If you have some friends in China, let them know that you want an account -- they'll probably have an extra one they can give you.

By the way, I just started using NJStar Communicator in QQ, and it works pretty well. After playing around with the settings for a while, I can read and write in Chinese. I'm using the English version, too, on Windows 2000 pro. My 30-day trial period is almost up, though, and I'm not sure about paying $100 for it...

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Catdiseased

Thanks. I just dont now if it is worth the money. Think it would be better if they had a "lite" version to download for free.

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Quest

There are many free alternatives, I dont see why you should pay to use it.

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niubi
There are many free alternatives, I dont see why you should pay to use it.

another reason not to use qq: there is a dictionary of censored/banned words/terms in qq which was implemented under order by the chinese government.

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Howard

to display the chinese character on a non-chinese system, you need to install the language for "Asian Language Support". Even so, you also need to change the language for non-unicode UTF-8 programs to Chinese.

unicodechinese.gif

But in your case, you may need Taiwan, rather than PRC - for the traditional character set.

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ballbox1982

你们可以用MSN MESSAGE,Many chinese use this tool now.I am a chinese,and I want to improve my english .Is there anyboby would like to chat with me?

e_mail:[email protected]

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Nephrus

when i try to register for a number it gives me this message after i put in all my information and then it doesn't do anything 沓迡陓洘祥ㄛ砆牉沓迡斛沓窒煦腔陓洘!!

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Nephrus

also i installed a previous version of 2003 from www.qq.co.za so i dunno if the number i got from that place is why it doesn't work

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Chappie

2004 english was released a few weeks ago.

Im gonna put that on my website cause its only fast in china but outside its SLOW!

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pengduoming

Did anyone manage to get QQ (English or Chinese version) working properly on English Windows 2000 without njstar?

Even with njstar I experienced some problems with all character encodings (some characters would only be displayed as '?') - and it is now beyond its trial period anyway. Without njstar I can type characters but they are sent as blanks.

I have Chinese PRC set as my default locale, and Microsoft Pinyin installed. I have no problems writing/reading characters in other applications....

可以帮助我吗?

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Chappie

http://www.chappies.org/setup/QQ2004.exe (its hosted on a dutch server so shoul dbe quick)

That problem swith ??? is that NJstar builds a character up with 2 parts. If you mis a part you will see ???

There is a problem. With win2k you need chinese windows. I have dutch win2k and I cant type chinese char in QQ. The software of QQ is coded in "chinese" so it requires "chinese" windows. I use NJstar of just chinese windows. :)

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browny

Hey everyone, my website can give you a hand setting everything up, you can download pinyin ABC5.22 IME or wubi (五笔) input methods, and It has the latest versions of QQ english + chinese. I also wrote a little info up to help you register a QQ number (for free). so check it out:

http://qq.bur.st

It has a forum + translator as well. Tell me how you go!

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Chappie

Where the hell did you get those translator and such?

Perhaps its me but Its fricking slow. (Nethers => Australia)

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browny

Don't worry! The website is on another server in america -- Here is the link:

http://qq.clawz.com/

Tell me if it's faster. As for the translator, I'm using the google translator! (I can send queries to the translator using HTML POST method -- I'm such a hacker! hahaha :twisted: )

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