Use your PC to Master Japanese and Chinese
Relax and Explore
The first rule is to relax, and the second, explore. You cannot harm the
computer by pressing keys, or the mouse buttons. The very worst that can happen
is that you inadvertently lose the work that you have just completed. Even this
will be of almost no consequence if you save your work often.
A few keys are so important that they deserve special mention. They are:
F1 invokes the Help system.
Enter selects a highlighted item.
Esc means Cancel. If you selected something by mistake, or you just want
"out," press Esc repeatedly until you are in the clear.
Left Mouse button (as in click and double click) selects a highlighted item,
sizes a window or rectangle, positions the
or begins drag and drop editing.
Right Mouse button invokes a speed menu, a short menu with the most popular
functions, depending on the context.
LeftShift and RightShift are usually but not always equivalent. For example,
the left and right shift keys plus Space invoke different dictionary lookup
Do Not Open Until...
Do not open the enclosed License Registration envelope until
you have installed Smart Characters and are ready to register it.
To install Smart Characters onto your hard disk:
- Make sure you have enough free disk space. With all dictionaries
installed, Smart Characters for Windows requires approximately 20
megabytes of space. The corresponding Demonstration Disk requires
approximately 5 megabytes (small student dictionaries, fewer fonts and
- If not running Windows, launch enhanced mode Windows 3.1 or higher (3.11,
Windows 95, or NT).
- Place the Setup Disk 1 in the A (or B) drive.
- From the
Manager menu, select File | Run to open the Run dialog. Type
A:Setup in the Command Line control, then press Enter to launch the
Smart Characters 3.0 Setup program.
- Select the components you wish to install, and the drive to install it
onto. If you have enough disk space, install the entire system (all options
checked). You can remove large unused components (e.g., Chinese or Japanese
inverted dictionaries) later.
Enter the Licensee
Licenses are issued to persons and organizations. Each registered user or
licensee (one per serial number) is eligible to receive customer service
support. During the installation process, the user enters his or her name and,
if applicable, an organization name. Mail order customers may have their
license names installed automatically.
- If you purchased Smart Characters from a dealer, Setup will ask you for
your name and your organization's name. Type both the first and last
names (avoid titles, middle names, initials, and accented characters) of the
person who will be registered and eligible for customer service and warranty.
If your organization purchased Smart Characters for office use, also enter your
In Case of Difficulty
If you do not have enough disk space for the full system, specify fewer disk
consuming installation options. If you still cannot fit the system with at
least one set of word processing dictionaries, you can remove more parts of the
system and still get it to work. In this case, or if you encounter any other
difficulties in your installation,
Apropos Customer Service(32-
is happy to help.
Follow the Tutorials
Please take the time to go through either the basic Chinese tutorials in
Chapter 2C, or the Japanese tutorials in Chapter 2J. Besides teaching you the
fundamentals, the tutorials test the accuracy of your installation. If you did
not order or receive the printed chapters, load and print them from the text
files in the \Sc\Chi or \Sc\Jpn directories.
Complete the Installation
After you have tested the software installation by going through the beginning
tutorials, register your license for full functionality. See (1-
After you have achieved some familiarity with Smart Characters, you may wish to
customize it to your needs. In particular, you should name your
to avoid future conflicts when sharing documents. See
Installing a User Font(8-
Apropos Customer Service(F-
for assistance customizing for specialized purposes, or in unusual environments.
Copying an Existing Installation
Smart Characters comes with a license for a single machine. You can purchase
licenses for additional machines at any time. You may move a license from one
machine to another by copying or installing Smart Characters on the new
machine, registering the license on that machine, and completely erasing or
deleting the original installation, provided you do so no more than once per
year. You may not register a license on more than one machine at a time: to do
so would be a violation of the Apropos License Agreement and U.S. law.
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Last Modified: March 23, 1996
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