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I was wondering if anyone knew how I could get japanese characters to stay in my cache's description, after submitting they always get converted to ????? for some reason? Do I need some HTML or something?

 

Yes, you need some HTML or something. And even then, it probably won't work.

 

You can use HTML to specify the font, and then your Japanese characters should display... but if the person viewing the page hasn't installed the same font on his/her machine, they'll get junk.

 

The easiest way to make sure that everyone else is seeing the characters you want them to see, is probably to convert the text to an image and display that image in your page. You'll still need some HTML or something to do that, though.

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use HTML and unicode characters. the cache pages are in UTF-8, so you should be able to use that to display japanese characters (needs the proper font/coding support in the browsers of the people viewing the cache pages of course).

 

for example (random characters):

 

サドヸ

 

should become:

 

サドヸ

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use HTML and unicode characters. the cache pages are in UTF-8, so you should be able to use that to display japanese characters (needs the proper font/coding support in the browsers of the people viewing the cache pages of course).

 

for example (random characters):

 

サドヸ

 

should become:

 

サドヸ

You could have replied earlier and saved me 1/2 hour of experimenting!! :P

 

I've always been puzzled about how others seem to be able to enter 16 bit unicode without the site converting it to "?", and finally downloaded a GPX from a Japanese cache to examine the contents.

 

Now question is, how do I convert Unicode text into ampersand entities? Should be a straightforward process, but I can't seem to find the answer.

 

Edit : (answering my own question) : http://web.forret.com/tools/html.asp

Edited by Chrysalides
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No matter what you do you won't get the characters to display on paperless handheld GPS devices.

don't be so sure. my PDA opens the cache descriptions in a web browser and shows all HTML content. it doesn't show japanese because it doesn't have the appropriate font, but it would if it had. it displays many other unicode characters just fine.

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No matter what you do you won't get the characters to display on paperless handheld GPS devices.

don't be so sure. my PDA opens the cache descriptions in a web browser and shows all HTML content. it doesn't show japanese because it doesn't have the appropriate font, but it would if it had. it displays many other unicode characters just fine.

 

That's a device that has GPS capability. My phone would add the characters also, or an image for that matter.

 

I was specifically referring to handheld GPS (only) devices.

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Okay so I'm getting the unicode, but not actual characters when the html is on?

 

&#12506;&#12531;&#12434;&#25345;&#21442;&#12375;&#12289;&#12392;&#12398;geocache&#12434;&#36820;&#12377;&#12381;&#12428;&#12364;&#30330;&#35211;&#12373;&#12428;&#12383;&#12392;&#12375;&#12390;&#12290;<br />
<br />
&#12420;&#12420;&#12424;&#12426;&#23455;&#39443;&#30064;&#12394;&#12387;&#12390;&#12356;&#12427;&#12398;geocaches&#12398;&#12471;&#12522;&#12540;&#12474;&#12290;&#12354;&#12394;&#12383;&#12399;&#12371;&#12428;&#12425;&#12434;&#35299;&#27770;&#12377;&#12427;&#12383;&#12417;&#12395;&#12454;&#12451;&#12483;&#12488;&#12364;&#24517;&#35201;&#12395;&#12394;&#12426;&#12414;&#12377;&#12290; &#12464;&#12483;&#12489;&#12521;&#12483;&#12463;&#65281;<br />
<br />
(&#65399;&#65408;&#9473;&#9473;&#9473;&#9473;&#9473;&#9473;(&#65439;&#8704;&#65439;)&#9473;&#9473;&#9473;&#9473;&#9473;&#9473; !!!!!)

 

I wonder if that worked

 

[edit] apparently not... how do I fix this awful mess?

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Okay so I'm getting the unicode, but not actual characters when the html is on?

 

&#12506;&#12531;&#12434;

 

I wonder if that worked

 

[edit] apparently not... how do I fix this awful mess?

Replace

&#9473;

with

& #9473;  (without the space between & and #)

 

If it is a log, if you edit it a second time, it will do it for you automatically.

Edited by Chrysalides
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No matter what you do you won't get the characters to display on paperless handheld GPS devices.

don't be so sure. my PDA opens the cache descriptions in a web browser and shows all HTML content. it doesn't show japanese because it doesn't have the appropriate font, but it would if it had. it displays many other unicode characters just fine.

 

That's a device that has GPS capability. My phone would add the characters also, or an image for that matter.

 

I was specifically referring to handheld GPS (only) devices.

 

Not positive, but I don't think that's a requirement. Sounds like a puzzle cache, so it would make sense to work on the puzzle before attempting the cache anyway. My guess is that, unless fluent in Japanese, most people would have to do a little research on translating Japanese to their respective language. In this case, they should have access to a device that would display the characters.

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Domo!!!

 

Fyi, here are some sites that should help you convert your Japanese text into post-able codes.

(IF you're fluent enough to type up your own Japanese text, that is :D

 

HTML entity encoder

http://geocaching.jog.buttobi.net/enc.html

 

at

 

http://geocaching.jog.buttobi.net/

 

I REALLY REALLY wish it would be much easier, by just typing in anything in any language, and will be posted AS IS.

 

Good Luck!

 

Dr.MORO

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