Windows 98 Intl.txt File

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This article contains a copy of the information in the Intl.txt file included with Windows 98. This file is located in the Win98 folder on the Windows 98 CD-ROM.

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          Microsoft Windows 98 README for
           Pan-European Regional Settings
       (c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1998
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This document provides complementary or late-breaking information to supplement the Microsoft Windows 98 documentation.

HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT

To view Intl.txt on-screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepad window.

To print Intl.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor, and then on the File menu, click Print.

CONTENTS

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAN-EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

PROGRAM SUPPORT

DOCUMENT SUPPORT

INSTALLING SUPPORT FOR YOUR COUNTRY

REGIONAL SETTINGS

UPGRADING FROM THE PAN-EUROPEAN EDITION OF MICROSOFT WINDOWS 95

UPGRADING FROM THE U.S. EDITION OF MICROSOFT WINDOWS 95

MULTILINGUAL FEATURES IN WINDOWS 98

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAN-EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Windows 98 includes all the support provided in the Pan-European Edition of Windows 95. It provides both program support and document support for:
  1. Existing localized Greek, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Turkish, and Slovenian Windows 3.x, and Windows 95 programs.
  2. Markets that did not have a localized version of Windows 3.x but were supported by the Windows 3.x version for Central and Eastern Europe. This includes the Albanian, Croatian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, and Slovenian markets.
  3. Markets that did not have a localized version of Windows 95 but were supported by the Pan-European Edition of Windows 95. This includes the Albanian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, and Ukrainian markets.

PROGRAM SUPPORT

Windows 98 provides support for localized programs. For example, you can run Russian Microsoft Excel 97 on Microsoft Windows 98.

DOCUMENT SUPPORT

Using Windows 98, you can create a multilingual document with TrueType fonts in all programs that support TrueType fonts. For example, you can now create a document in Microsoft Word 97 for Windows that includes Czech, Russian, Greek, and French text.

INSTALLING SUPPORT FOR YOUR COUNTRY

You can install this version of Windows 98 by upgrading from an existing installation of Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Windows 95, or on a computer that is currently running MS-DOS only. By default, your existing settings are detected and maintained. For example, when you upgrade from Polish Microsoft Windows 95, your default regional settings are still in Polish, your default keyboard still generates Polish characters, and you run your MS-DOS-based and Windows-based programs as you did before.

If you install Windows 98 on a computer that is currently running MS-DOS only, you should specify the Regional Settings you want during Setup. The default is English (United States).

>>> To change your regional settings:
  1. During Setup, select the Custom option in the Windows 98 Setup Wizard.
  2. In the Computer Settings dialog box, click Regional Settings, click Change, and then click the country you want.
  3. To ensure that you have the correct support for your language, choose the appropriate keyboard layout in the Computer Settings dialog box.

    This installs a keyboard layout for Windows-based and MS-DOS-based programs.

    NOTE: Some languages default to the U.S. keyboard that is defined for MS-DOS windows and MS-DOS based programs.

REGIONAL SETTINGS

Windows 98 defines which Windows and MS-DOS code pages and system fonts are installed on your computer. You cannot change these settings after Setup.

Regional Settings also defines which international settings--such as date, currency, time formats, and sort orders for programs your computer will use.

>>>To change your international settings after Setup:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Regional Settings.
  3. On the Regional Settings tab, click the down arrow and select a language.
  4. To change your number, currency, time and date settings, click the respective tab, and then make your changes.
  5. Click OK.
It is recommended that all users, whether upgrading over an existing Windows 3.x installation or a computer with MS-DOS, verify that their Regional Settings have been detected correctly.

UPGRADING FROM THE PAN-EUROPEAN EDITION OF MICROSOFT WINDOWS 95

When you are upgrading from the Pan-European Edition of Windows 95, the upgrade is performed automatically, using the current Regional Settings and Keyboard values.

UPGRADING FROM THE U.S. EDITION OF MICROSOFT WINDOWS 95

When you are upgrading from the U.S. Edition of Windows 95, the Computer Settings dialog box opens if the following two conditions are met:
  1. At least two keyboards installed.
  2. Multilanguage Support is installed.
NOTE: If these two conditions are not met, the Computer Setting dialog box does not open. The existing settings are used and upgraded automatically.

If the Computer Settings dialog box opens, you may select your respective Regional Settings and Keyboard layout. Then the code page changes when Setup is complete.

MULTILINGUAL FEATURES IN WINDOWS 98

You can use Windows 98 to create documents in many different languages. For example, you can create documents in Central European, Cyrillic, Baltic- ased languages, Greek, or Turkish. After Windows 98 is installed, refer to "Multilingual Documents, Creating" in Windows online Help for more information.

In Windows 98, you can also load multiple keyboard layouts in Windows programs. This makes it easy to create multilingual documents. To switch between keyboards, press the left ALT+SHIFT. For more information, refer to "Keyboard, layout" in Windows online Help.

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Article ID: 189136 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
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