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This is my first post to LQ, although I've been lurking for a while. I've been using Mandrake for a little more than a year and know the basics, but I suppose I'm overall more or less a newbie.
Personally I'm perfectly happy with using no M$ at all, but unfortunately my significant other is a translator and in that world M$ Office reigns supreme - in particular Word and PowerPoint. Mandrake supports Japanese characters, and OpenOffice fulfills all our text processing needs... almost. The compatibility between OO and M$ Office is not 100%, and the differences are just big enough to discourage us from going all the way and throw $#(&$!@ unreliable Windows completely out the window, so to speak.
So, anyway... my question is as follows. I've recently downloaded and compiled Wine, set it up and installed M$ Office 97; apparently without difficulties. But when I try to run the stuff, all I get is a dialog box stating that "This version of Microsoft Word for Windows requires a Fareast enabled operating system to run."
I've tried looking around the Wine documentation and Google, but haven't found anything worthwile. Is there anybody out there who knows a way around this problem?
Well, I found this is the third link on a google search
2: Nevermind the nevermind. I did what the documentation said, and replaced all of the "Default" lines in ~/.wine/config so they point to -jis-fixed-, but I don't see any change. Is there something I'm missing?
Edit 3 (last one, I promise): Problem solved. I tried logging in with Japanese as my selected locale. It worked. Imagine that! :P
Sorry for being so late with this, but things have been very hectic lately, and I've only just gotten around to fiddling with this thing again.
I tried your suggestion of setting the locale to Japanese, logged out and in again, tried wine + WINWORD.EXE ... same result :-(
Did you do anything more than changing the Locale and language settings in the KDE control center to Japanese?