Need assistance please

By mephisto_007 · 10 replies
Jan 29, 2006
  1. I am in a process of opening a small Internet Cafe using a proper software to manage both security and its advantage... although I am facing a small dilemma hoping to get some assistance, since I am a computer novice...

    Most of my customers are korean and chinese (also some japanese) they will likely wanted to use the browser with their their native language, like when they went to their Native site and the browser will display in korean also when they type, it will also be in korean (Sorry if I didn't get the term right). But as you can see (I am using Morzila) the browser is only for English how can I obtain this kind of feature...

    Also will it affect the other user, say if the next customer is using the same computer is chinese?

    Thank in adv
  2. xero

    xero TS Rookie Posts: 94

    1)Make 3 partitions and install on each partition another language of windows XP.

    When u setup al 3, create one large backup on usb hdd and restore/distribute the backup to the other computers ( because u have inet cafe, i think all the comps are all the same (IT SHOULD BE))
    Restore the backup each night from a central server to start each day with fresh installation copies. This way you are safe against malicious users that visit your inet cafe and security hasnt too be very tight (although it is an advise to secure as much as you can). i.e. When computer is broke, you just network boot it from central server which automatically restores image. Computer fixed.

    2)Or you can use the multilingual version of XP (msdn developer network distributes them on dvd), less registration lics.

    3)Or you can use a central server which hosts terminal servers in vmware. For each language you run a vmware server on the central server.

    Servers are expensive (dual xeon, scsi 15krpm raid 5 (3 drives at least), tape backup, windows 2003 isnt also cheap. Think +/- 2500 EUR ex tax. And then you have a default model). You can make a deal with MS directly, it is possible to lower the price, contact em and you will see.

    Per terminal server client licence you also have to pay 84 dollar.
    Hardware of the client pc can be very low budget, i.e. terminal pc's.
    (cheap cpu, memory,vidcard,network card). The lifetime of terminals are longer because the cpu's on the central server are used so performance upgrades arent needed in the future.

    I have done this before, setup an inet cafe. I used the win2003-in-vmware-terminal-server-remote-boot-terminals solution. But i had 2 identical BIG servers to my avail to host only 35 terminals.

    Per 10 hosts you need 4GB memory and 2x xeons 3.2 to have a great performance on the terminals.

    A terminal server needs to be secured. You need specialist knowledge about group policies, active directory and remote desktop clients (RDP).
  3. xero

    xero TS Rookie Posts: 94

    **** didnt read right.

    It is only for the browser, you need other languages?

    You can provide complete windows in korean, japanese etc at the same time.

    But that wasnt the question,....

    goto and search there for korean language pack
  4. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 228

    I can't seem to find this korean or chinese language pack for mozilla, is that meant it doesn't support... so what is the next bets alternative way I should follow... Please redirect me... Thanx
  5. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

  6. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 228

    Thankx DonNagual, that's is really helpful... I am trying it out now and see how it goes...
  7. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 228

    I have installed but firefox is displaying a funny question mark character "?????" what did I done wrong?
  8. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    You are running EnglishXP right?

    That may be the problem.

    I am running Japanese XP, and I can easily run English firefox but I don't think that the opposite is true.

    In other words, I don't think you can run Japanese firefox on an English OS, as the OS doesn't know how to display the characters correctly.

    All other versions of XP are BASED on the English version so they have no problems running English software, but the English version has no idea what the Japanese characters are.

    You CAN however install language packs so you can VIEW Japanese (for example) in your browser, as well as type in Japanese. For example, you should be able to SEE these characters in Japanese:


    And you can also install language packs so you can type these characters as well.

    But as far as I know you can't make the menu bars for firefox into any language other than English if your OS is English.

    Maybe someone else knows more about this?
  9. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 228

    Yes I am using Window XP... I also can view those Japanese character perfectly...

    I had do a little search and found that I do need to install its font by going to Control Panel ---> Language Options ---> Lanuage ---> and tick "Install files for East Asian Language... Now I am able to correctly view any korean/japanese sites... although how would our customers wanted to type into their native language without compensate the English User?

    Note: I am still not able to insert any Korean Character, by holding Shift or Clrt?
    I tried installed Korean Language from though it only displayed menu in Korean but did not give me the feature to type the its Character (or perhap I need to do something else?)
  10. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

  11. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 228

    Thank DonNagual, I think I got it from here... :)
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