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When Millennium is upgraded or when you have to reload it onto your PC, Russian/Cyrillic characters & diactirics often will not appear correctly in the Client and in MIDCAT using Explorer (the diacritics show as small boxes.) Here's how to fix.
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[[Cataloging|&lt;&lt; Back to Cataloging]] [[Innovative (Millennium)|<br>&lt;&lt; Back to Innovative (Millennium)]]
  
'''Millennium CLIENT''' (Usually you can skip to #4 and go to that URL)<br>
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When Millennium is upgraded or when you have to reload it onto your computer, Arabic, Chinese, Russian/Cyrillic characters &amp; diactirics often will not appear correctly in the Client or in public display of MIDCAT. Instead,the diacritics may show as small boxes. Here's how to fix.
  
#Look at this documentation: [http://csdirect.iii.com/faq/diacrit.shtml http://csdirect.iii.com/faq/diacrit.shtml ]  
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'''Millennium CLIENT''' (Usually you can skip to #4 and go to that URL)<br>
#See especially the section "How do I display Unicode diacritics in Millennium clients?"  
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#For the 1st part, where it says "Download Arial Unicode MS," just check your drop down list of fonts in Outlook or Word to see if you have it installed already. If so, skip steps 1-2.  
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#Look at this documentation: [http://csdirect.iii.com/documentation/diacrit.shtml http://csdirect.iii.com/documentation/diacrit.shtml] "Downloading, Displaying, and Printing Diacritcs FAQ" (You'll need the CSDirect password -- check with Terry, Michael, or Richard if necessary)
#Proceed with 3-4:&nbsp;download a file called Innovative font.properties from CSDirect [http://csdirect.iii.com/downloads/font.shtml http://csdirect.iii.com/downloads/font.shtml]. This is the file that Java programs consult to find out which font to use.<br>  
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#Look at the section "Diacritic Display"
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#For step 1, about Arial Unicode MS font, check your drop-down list of fonts in Outlook or Word to see if you have this font installed already. If not, you may need to check the Help Desk.
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#Proceed with steps 2-3:&nbsp;download a file called Innovative font.properties from CSDirect [http://csdirect.iii.com/downloads/font.shtml http://csdirect.iii.com/downloads/font.shtml]. This is the file that Java programs consult to find out which font to use.<br>
 
#The downloaded file will be called something like: '''fontcofig.xp.properties.''' You will copy it into this folder:&nbsp;C:\Millennium\jre\1.6.0_02\lib<br>
 
#The downloaded file will be called something like: '''fontcofig.xp.properties.''' You will copy it into this folder:&nbsp;C:\Millennium\jre\1.6.0_02\lib<br>
 
#You should then see the diacritics displayed correctly (You may need to close Millennium and restart)
 
#You should then see the diacritics displayed correctly (You may need to close Millennium and restart)
  
'''<br>IE BROWSER'''<br>  
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'''<br>Internet Explorer'''<br>
  
#In Internet Explorer, select:&nbsp;'''''Tools -&gt; Internet options -&gt; Fonts'''''  
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#In Internet Explorer, select:&nbsp;'''''Tools -&gt; Internet options -&gt; Fonts'''''
#Choose '''''Arial Unicode MS''''' as the web page font  
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#Choose '''''Arial Unicode MS''''' as the web page font
#Click '''''OK'''''  
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#Click '''''OK'''''
#Click on '''''Accessibility''''' from the Internet Options box  
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#Click on '''''Accessibility''''' from the Internet Options box
#'''''Ignore font styles specified on Web pages'''''  
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#'''''Ignore font styles specified on Web pages'''''
 
#You should then see the diacritics displayed correctly
 
#You should then see the diacritics displayed correctly
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'''Firefox'''<br>
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#Click on '''''Tools''''' and then '''''Options'''''
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#Click on '''''Fonts and Colors''''' and select '''''Arial Unicode MS'''''<br><br>
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[[Category:Millennium]]
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[[Category:Cataloging]]
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[[Category:Diacritics]]
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[[Category:Innovative Interfaces]]

Latest revision as of 10:53, 28 January 2015

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When Millennium is upgraded or when you have to reload it onto your computer, Arabic, Chinese, Russian/Cyrillic characters & diactirics often will not appear correctly in the Client or in public display of MIDCAT. Instead,the diacritics may show as small boxes. Here's how to fix.

Millennium CLIENT (Usually you can skip to #4 and go to that URL)

  1. Look at this documentation: http://csdirect.iii.com/documentation/diacrit.shtml "Downloading, Displaying, and Printing Diacritcs FAQ" (You'll need the CSDirect password -- check with Terry, Michael, or Richard if necessary)
  2. Look at the section "Diacritic Display"
  3. For step 1, about Arial Unicode MS font, check your drop-down list of fonts in Outlook or Word to see if you have this font installed already. If not, you may need to check the Help Desk.
  4. Proceed with steps 2-3: download a file called Innovative font.properties from CSDirect http://csdirect.iii.com/downloads/font.shtml. This is the file that Java programs consult to find out which font to use.
  5. The downloaded file will be called something like: fontcofig.xp.properties. You will copy it into this folder: C:\Millennium\jre\1.6.0_02\lib
  6. You should then see the diacritics displayed correctly (You may need to close Millennium and restart)


Internet Explorer

  1. In Internet Explorer, select: Tools -> Internet options -> Fonts
  2. Choose Arial Unicode MS as the web page font
  3. Click OK
  4. Click on Accessibility from the Internet Options box
  5. Ignore font styles specified on Web pages
  6. You should then see the diacritics displayed correctly

Firefox

  1. Click on Tools and then Options
  2. Click on Fonts and Colors and select Arial Unicode MS

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