Publishing in Chinese

May 30, 2013

I have a powerpoint that was translated to Chinese - However, when I try to publish it with Articulate, Articulate does not render the characters properly.

Any suggestions?

3 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

HI Alexis,

Can you share a little more information on what's happening, please? When you say they're not rendering properly, how so, exactly? Does it look scrambled, not in the correct language, etc.?

Also, how are you viewing the published presentation? Are you viewing it locally, or after you've uploaded to a web server or LMS?


Christine Hendrickson

Hi Alexis,

Thanks very much for the screenshots! So it is happening in preview, good to know.

Chinese is supported in Presenter, but some fonts work better than others. It might be worth it to try using a different font. For example, SimSun or Arial Unicode MS are known to work best with Chinese text. 

You can also try modifying the publish settings for "Non-Western Characters". You can find this option by clicking on "Presentation Options" and "Publish". The option you're looking for can be found next to "Choose character set for the Articulate Player".

You may simply need to set up your machine to work properly with the Chinese characters, so they don't show up as jibberish.

For your Articulate Presenter '09 presentations to work properly with other languages, use the following localization guidelines:

Articulate Support > Localizing your computer for other languages in Presenter

Let me know how it goes!

Thanks :)

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