Use your PC to Master Japanese and Chinese
Smart Characters works on IBM PC compatible computers, so Smart Characters
document files use the standard DOS
The Macintosh has its own unique disk format. Other computer hardware and
operating systems, such as Unix systems with floppy drives, etc., also have
their own incompatible disk formats.
Disk Format Conversion
The first step is to convert the original document to the standard DOS
This is accomplished by copying the original document to a standard DOS disk
(the conversion cannot be done on the original document's disk). Unfortunately
(or scandalously), there is no general way to do this. Instead it must be
accomplished as can best be done.
There are some specific disk copying methods that allow conversion between the
following machine pairs:
Macintosh to DOS
This is the easiest, because it is the most common, and hence supported,
conversion. A recent Macintosh can read and write 3.5 inch DOS disks directly.
Japanese Word Processors to DOS
Using the optional accessory
(not included), you can copy from Fujitsu Oasis and Canon disks to DOS disks..
- If you have another disk, file, or data conversion project, try contacting
Apropos Customer Service(F-
Copying via Wire
It may be easier to use a machine's communications facility to copy a document
to a DOS
Using a modem program on the PC, files can be transmitted between the PC and
any other machine with some effort. You can use modems on both machines, or use
a special cable called a Null Modem to allow for the rapid transfer of
data between machines.
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