UNICODE FONT ENCODING FOR Windows 95 and above

by Joseph Nguyen 10/16/2005

 

How to Install Unicode Encoding software:

 

  1. Go to website: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=39420&package_id=31585

 

  1. Click on the "WinVNKey" software that applies to your operating system, saving it into a directory in your computer like D:\Download\Vietnamese. As of October 12, 2005, the following versions are available:

 

For Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003:

Download wvnkey5.0.372-winnt-nofonts-nomanual.exe

Download wvnkey5.0.355-winnt-with-fonts-and-manual.exe

 

For Windows 98/ME:

 

Download wvnkey40beta3-win98-me.exe

 

For Windows 95:

Download wvnkey40beta3-win95.exe

(Choose the location that's closest to your location.)

  1. Then, go into the folder where you store the 2 programs and double-click "wvnkey40beta3-winnt.exe" first. This is when WinVNKey is installed into your PC.

 

One method for using Unicode fonts:

 

  1. Double-click on WinVNkey icon on your desktop, or go this route: "Start/All Programs/Vietnam/WinVNkey Multi-lingual keyboard".

 

  1. Select

Charset: "4. Unicode"

Output Method: "<Automatic>"

Typing Method: "VIQR - fast"

Keyboard Mode: "Auto combine (Viet)"

 

  1. Open MS Word or MS Outlook and start typing Vietnamese. Choose new Fonts like "Times New Roman", "Arial" and "Courier New". When putting dia-critical marks using "VIQR - fast," use this technique:

Ư/Ơ: + (press this key first, then press another diacritical mark such as a period if needed)

/: ^ (press this key first, then press another diacritical mark such as a period if needed)

: DD, dd, hay Dd (press D twice)

Ă: ( (press this key first, then press another diacritical mark such as a period if needed)

Sắc: ' (single quote)

Huyền: ` (located below the tilde, on the north-east corner of your keyboard)

Hổi: ?

Ng: ~ (tilde, located on the north-east corner of the keyboard)

Nặng: . (period)

When you don't want automatic Vietnamese encoding, press <Esc> before you press a would-be diacritical mark.

 

Example:

To get this sentence: Cha Y-su đến để cứu mnh khỏi ngục t.

Type these keys: Chu'a Ye^-su dde^'n dde^? Cu+'u mi`nh kho?i ngu.c tu`.<Esc>.