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[solved] Using foreign text

edited January 2016 in OpenSesame

I need to have my experiment available in Japanese and English. I thought I had tested this ages ago, yet now it isn't displaying any of the Japanese characters, it's just the empty boxes when I do a test run of the experiment.

I can make images of the Japanese instructions and find ways to display them, but obviously the preferred and easy solution would be to display the characters! They show up just fine in the code, so I'm assuming I just need to add a line of code or 2 to call upon foreign characters?

Edit: I'm still doing a search, I just wanted to ask because I was hoping to have this done by tomorrow!

I forgot to mention, I need the text to show in multiple forms, such as basic ones, multiple choice, etc.

I'm reading that maybe I just need to change the font? But I only see that as an option on sketchpads. I already have everything set up on forms, so would like to keep working with those. Any ideas? I'm not 100% sure on the syntax, but I tried putting 'set font "chinese-japanese-korean"' (as well as the other, asian sounding name for it) into different areas of the code to no avail.


  • edited January 2016


    The easiest way to do this is to change the font to chinese-japanese-korean in the general-properties tab of your experiment. Once you've done this, this font should be used everywhere, unless otherwise indicated. For me, Japanese characters display just fine in forms.

    Does this work for you?


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  • edited 9:48AM

    flails madly

    That's so easy and should have been obvious! It works perfectly now, thank you!!!

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