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    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO INSTALL THAI
    FONTS...I WANT TO BE ABLE TO READ THE THAI WHEN I GO TO A THAI WEB SITE...IM USING WINDOWS XP...THANKS

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    Hi thaistyle,

    To be able to view thai fonts on the web, you just need to choose the Thai (windows) Encoding.
    You can do that by right clicking the page and choose "Encoding", or use the "view" menu.

    To be able to write Thai fonts using your keyboard, you just need to enter the "Ragional and Languages Options" in Cotrol Panel, move to the "Languages" tab, click "Details", then "Add" and choose Thai. After you "ok" it, you can enter "Key Settings" to change the keboard keys to change laguages.
    Your keyboard will be able then to write thai, but you will need a Thai keyboard or stichers to know which key has each letter.

    Good Luck!
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    Hi,
    It seems that there are quite a number of users using english windows and wanting to read & write in Thai. Wonder if Sriwittayapaknam School thinking of setting up a special section on "Reading & Writing Thai in Windows"?

    This section will have step by step illustration to guide users in configuring the windows for reading & writing thai.

    What do you think of this suggestion?

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    It is a good suggestion of course. But, I am not sure how to write it clearly. We, of course, have Thai version of Windows so any method people give here we cannot check to see if it works!

    If anyone could volunteer some methods of how to type Thai/read Thai on Windows and Macintosh please post them and then we will move your comments to the web site.

    Thanks.
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    Here are official methods to adding the Thai language in 3 different operating systems. I have tried it and it works.
    If anyone can approve or disapprove it by their own experience as well, that would be best.
    I used Microsoft knowledge Base for the exact formulation.


    Windows XP
    To install another language and keyboard layout in Windows XP, follow these steps:

    1) In the Windows XP standard Start menu, click Start, and
    then click Control Panel.

    In the Windows XP classic Start menu, click Start, click
    Settings, and then click Control Panel.

    2) Double-click Regional and Language Options.
    Click the Languages tab, and then click Details under
    "Text Services and Input Languages".
    Click Add under "Installed Services", and then click the
    language you want to add and the keyboard layout you
    want to use for that language.


    Windows 2000
    To add an additional language in Windows 2000, follow these steps:

    1) Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

    2) Double-click Regional Settings.

    3) Click the General tab, click to select the check box next to
    the appropriate language group you wish to install, and
    then click Apply. The system will either prompt for a
    Windows 2000 CD-ROM or access the system files across
    the network. Once the language is installed, Windows 2000
    will prompt you to restart the computer.


    To enable a newly added language and specify a keyboard layout in Windows 2000, follow these steps:

    1) Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

    2) Double-click Regional Settings.

    3) Click the Input Locales tab.

    4) In the Input Locales box, click the appropriate language,
    and then click Properties.

    5) In the Keyboard Layout box, click the appropriate keyboard
    layout, click OK, and then click OK.

    Windows NT. 4.0
    You can add, enable, and configure support for multiple languages using the Regional Settings tool in Control Panel. You can also add some languages that are not listed in the Regional Settings tool from the Windows CD-ROM.

    To add an additional language in Windows NT 4.0, follow these steps:
    1) In the Langpack folder on the Windows NT 4.0 CD-ROM,
    right-click thai.inf, and then click Install.

    NOTE: Some languages require files from the I386 folder
    (the installation folder) as well as the Langpack folder.
    If you are prompted for the location of a file that is not
    in the Langpack folder, specify the I386 folder and
    then return to the Langpack folder the next time you
    are prompted for a file.

    2) Restart your computer.

    To enable a newly added language and specify a keyboard layout in Windows NT, follow these steps:

    1) Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

    2) Double-click Regional Settings.

    3) On the Regional Settings tab, click the appropriate
    language, and then click Apply.

    4) Click the Input Locales tab.

    5) In the Input Locales box, click the appropriate language,
    and then click Properties.

    6) In the Keyboard Layout box, click the appropriate keyboard
    layout, click OK, and then click OK.

    ********************************************

    Now this is he "informal part" (cause I havn't tried it out yet)
    For Windows95 and Windows98: the complete way to use Thai language with a non-Thai version of windows, is to buy and install a Thai Language support package. Then you need to enable the Multilanguage support in your windows (that's the easy part).
    Since I don't have such a packge, I can't try it.
    However, there are other ways to use Thai without this package, like installing Fonts or using some free downloads.
    I hope I will be able to try some of these methods...and let you know.
    If anyone would like to sacrefice their computer, you can use the following link:
    http://www.siamweb.org/content/Techn.../index_eng.php

    that's it for now.
    I hope it helps.
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    In addition to what strangerdoom suggested, maybe consider setting up a special section (if there isn't any) for F.A.Q: frequently asked questions, such as:
    how can I get the "members only" password...?
    how can I view thai script...?
    how can I "graduate" from "anuban"...?
    etc.
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    Thanks Talu for doing that.

    We do have a FAQ which we are still working on:

    http://www.learningthai.com/cgi-bin/faq/smartfaq.cgi
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    well, you do have a FAQ section!

    Lazy me!!!

    (that's what happens when you "favorites" link point to "All about Thailand forums" instead of "Thai language- Learn to speak Thai"...)

    you even got a headline for:
    "I want to type Thai. In the "Regional Settings" I can't find Thai language...."
    So I believe information like mentioned on this post can go there....

    TNX and Sorry....
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    The guide on the FAQ is quite easy & clear to follow. The problem now is the keyboard layout and the input method. Maybe the FAQ section should include a section to guide users to input thai. A flash illustration would be even better!!!

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    Hi,
    For reading and writing Thai in Windows 95, 98 and ME you could try http://geocities.com/siamsmile365/ty...typingthai.htm .

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