I was trying to translate texts on my design into Chinese but for some reason it displays random numbers and letters. Is there a way to get this done? And is there a font that is downloadable to make it work? Thanks!

  • Why down voted?
    – claudios
    Dec 10, 2016 at 3:50

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Just found an answer.

I tried the nSimsum font built in Photoshop and it works great.


Yep. You can't represent a language unless you have a font for the language loaded. This is also true for the other people who will view your work: THEY must have an appropriate font loaded, too. Anyone who doesn't will get those little boxes with the unicode indexes instead of the glyphs of the language.

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    except in the case of a rasterized text in an image created in photoshop
    – Yorik
    Dec 9, 2016 at 15:18
  • aaa, y'got me. Rasterising it does indeed obviate the need for the font itself. Makes it hard to use, though.
    – MMacD
    Dec 9, 2016 at 15:23
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    @MMacD, Yeah! but I think the nSimsum font is included in PS default fonts. But it depends on the font I used if the viewers don't have the font I used it displays weird boxes. Thanks!
    – claudios
    Dec 10, 2016 at 3:49

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