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Chinese Fonts -- I need them set

I’m working on an album cover and have been asked to put a few Chinese characters into the artwork. My system is set up for Japanese, and I can set Japanese fonts, but these Chinese characters are ones which do not exist in the Japanese language. I’m trying to get this done by the end of the week. Would someone be able to type out a few characters in Chinese (I can send over a visual ref.), and send it to me either as paths in Illustrator (version 8 or earlier), hi-res raster file (TIFF, JPG, GIF, etc.)?

If not, I will try to cobble them together by breaking apart Japanese kanji and tweaking the bits and pieces. Thanks.

by [an unverified member] at 2004-12-14 09:10:40 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) | Bookmark | | Report spam→

hey there. i can do this for you. if you hit me with the characters and the pinyin (tho i can probably figure that out myself if need be). also if there’s a certain character style that would help. i only have the chinese fonts that come standard with osx, though.

by Eugene Kuo | 14 Dec 2004 22:12 | | Report spam→
Hey, Eugene — just out of curiosity, what’s your level of facility with Chinese/Pinyin? Can you do translation/transliteration on your own? Or are you just talking about type handling here?

by Shinji Kuwayama | 15 Dec 2004 12:12 | | Report spam→
im just talking about type handling. i can’t translate at all. i can barely read actually so i usually hit up a friend of mine on im to type the stuff in pinyin for me and then i match. i’m one of the illiterate ABC’s who can speak chinese but am lost with the newspaper.

by Eugene Kuo | 15 Dec 2004 12:12 | | Report spam→
Ah, gotcha. Well, don’t forget that that makes you like 1000% more expert in Chinese type than, for example, me. I’m not even that good with Japanese…

by Shinji Kuwayama | 15 Dec 2004 15:12 | | Report spam→
lessie. 1000% more than zero is . . . ;-)

by Eugene Kuo | 15 Dec 2004 15:12 | | Report spam→
Eugene — thanks for the help. I’ve been slammed with another project today so I will get around to following up with details soon. The text I’m trying to set is “John Brown’s Body” I don’t know the pinyin for “Body” but I’m sure I can look it up on-line somewhere. Ironically, I have the characters but can’t read them, and you can write/speak the characters but not necessarily read them. That’s deep.

by [unverified member] | 15 Dec 2004 15:12 | | Report spam→
hey there. could you email me the characters so i could see them and make sure i’m sending you the right ones?

by Eugene Kuo | 15 Dec 2004 15:12 | | Report spam→
Hi, Eugene.

I couldn’t figure out how to copy and paste the JPG of Chinese characters directly into this LS posting, so I’ve sent it as an e-mail.

Thanks so much for looking into this.

by [unverified member] | 15 Dec 2004 20:12 | | Report spam→
email is cool. unfortunately i’ll probably have to look in my junk mail folder. my filter is a little too aggressive i think.

by Eugene Kuo | 15 Dec 2004 20:12 | | Report spam→
Let me know if there’s a better way for me to get this JPG to you (slightly too large to post in the gallery).

by [unverified member] | 15 Dec 2004 20:12 | | Report spam→
o no. i got it already.

by Eugene Kuo | 15 Dec 2004 20:12 | | Report spam→
Hey guys — just contributing a tip… You can embed images inside your posts or replies, providing the image is available somewhere on the Web.

Click on formatting tips and there are a couple of examples!

by Shinji Kuwayama | 16 Dec 2004 13:12 (ed. Dec 16 2004) | | Report spam→
Well, dang! So many “hidden” bells and whistles to this site (another link that’d been staring me in the face all this time and I didn’t notice!). Okay, so in the future, I’ll upload my jpg to a page of my site and then script it into the posting.

(BTW, Shinji: in reference to a previous post of mine, this also explains why typing “carat” “p” “carat” after each carriage return was causing it to disappear! Now I’m getting it.)

by [unverified member] | 16 Dec 2004 14:12 | | Report spam→

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Retsu Takahashi, Retsu Takahashi
Seattle, Wa , United States ( SEA )
Eugene Kuo, Eugene Kuo
New York , United States ( JFK )
Shinji Kuwayama, Software Engineer Shinji Kuwayama
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Chicago , United States ( ORD )


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