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There is a team (orginally organized by Dr. Chester Lin) working on the Chinese translations of TidBITS. Currently, Chinese TidBITS offers only Big-5 version. The abstract of translated TidBITS will be posted on <tw.bbs.comp.mac>.
You can also read Chinese TidBITS on the web or subscribe to our mailing list. To receive Chinese TidBITS via e-mail, send e-mail to:
To read the TidBITS Chinese translations, make sure your computer can handle the Chinese. All issues are encoded with Big-5 Chinese Character set. The best solution for Chinese computing on Mac. is installing Chinese OS or Apple's Chinese Language Kit (CLK). However, there are free/sharewares that allow limited Chinese computing (read/write/telnet, etc.) without any Chinese OS or CLK installed. Some packages particularly worth looking at are Mr. Zhao's Pan-Asia Language Environment and Mr. Li's Elixir and Zafir. These packages are available at IFCSS ftp server's pub/software/mac/c-sys and pub/software/mac/editorfolders.
Please note that IFCSS's ftp server is very busy. If you cannot log on, try this mirror.
If you are not using MacOS, IFCSS's Chinese application list or ftp site is a good place to get Chinese free/shareware.
Read Chinese TidBITS on the web.
為確保八位元中文郵件傳送無誤，寄發之中文版 TidBITS 將經 Quoted-Printable
編碼，請以具 MIME 能力之電子郵件軟體收信。
Last updated May 1998. Send comments to email@example.com.
Copyright 1998 Adam & Tonya Engst.