M5 Messenger Now International!
Thursday May 6th, 1999
M5 now allows for the display of various languages in the same messenger pane. Click the thumbnail to see a screenshot in action. You are seeing, in order of appearance in the message list, 1: French (ISO-8859-1), 2: Czech (ISO-8859-2), 3: Russian (Cyrillic: KOI8-R), 4: Greek (ISO-8859-7), 5 through 9: Japanese (2nd to 5th msgs show Japanese files attached), 10: UTF8 (Unicode, 11: Estonian (Baltic: ISO-8859-4), 12: Turkish (ISO-8859-9), 13: Demo of EURO symbol in ISO-8859-1 mail, 14: Korean (EUC-KR), 15: Traditional Chinese (Big5), 16: Simplified Chinese (GB2312). In the message pane you can see Netcenter Japan displayed.
If you have a Win32 system, you can see this in action. It requires a little tweaking, as the preferences dialogs aren't hooked up yet. Click Full Article below for more.
Thanks to Katsuhiko Momoi for all his help getting the screenshot and files for the demo.
If they really want to impress me they should support bidi Hebrew/Arabic/Farsi (of course) and multi-languages in the UI. For example, a Spanish UI with English translations