What character set does Storyline use to translate Japanese?

Aug 10, 2016

I have a project to research how to translate our upcoming Storyline courses to different languages used by employees around the world.

I asked employees in different countries which alphabet will be used. The response for translating to Japanese was "Hiragana, Katakana, Chinese character".

I see that Storyline's player translates to Japanese. Is it Hiragana, Katakana, or Chinese character? If not, what is it? Do we have to get fonts installed on the computer so Storyline can display the translated text after the Word doc with translated text is imported back into Storyline?

Thank you,


3 Replies
Mark Klosowski

Hi John,

Japanese uses all three types mixed together. The response you received was likely meant as "Hiragana and Katakana and Chinese characters."

As Vinod mentioned, a font like Arial Unicode MS needs to be set as the default font when creating the course, and also set as the font in Player Properties. Then the text will appear properly within the story and the player frame. Remember also to make sure in Player Properties to set the text labels to Japanese.

Hope this helps,


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