I’m working on a Yii-based project which requires to display chinese. This isn’t a problem because the framework already caters for multilanguages.
The problem is editing the translation file.
FYI I develop projects on Linux servers and use PuTTY to connect to the server.
PuTTY… that’s where the problem lies. it can’t display Chinese characters. Characters become dots after copy-and-paste. Characters becomes garbled after editing the files. And the problem list goes on…
If files are edited via notepad on Windows and ftp-ed to server, there are always some garbage characters in the beginning of the file.
After some research I found this on how to configure putty to do what I want.
First, select a font that can display Chinese, from config > Window > Appearance > Font settings > Change.
Next, change the character encoding, From config > Window > Translation > \Character set, select UTF-8.
Now putty should be able to display Chinese characters. And you should be able to edit files with Chinese characters.
I believe the same setting can be applied to any other languages as well.