NJStar Communicator

HOWTO: Input Traditional Chinese and then Output Simplified Chinese

Set NJStar Communicator view to 'Chinese Auto' with both "Simplified Chinese" and "Traditional Chinese" options set to OFF. On the inputbar, choose Traditional Chinese [繁] as input mode and set 'GB' as output code.

HOWTO: Input Simplified Chinese and then Output Traditional Chinese

Set NJStar Communicator viewer to 'Chinese Auto' (both "Simplified Chinese" and "Traditional Chinese" options set to OFF). On the inputbar, choose Simplfied Chinese [簡] as input mode and set 'Big5' or 'Big5-HK' as output code.

How to enable / disable NJStar Communicator input bar docking

In NJStar Communicator v3.0, the inputbar is not docked by default. On some setup the inputbar is covered by Windows task bar. User can enable inputbar docking by unchecking the option "Disable inputbar docking" in the IME options dialogbox.

When inputbar is not docked, it can move with input cursor automatically. This feature can be turned off by unchecking the option "Follow input cursor" on the popup menu (right click on the empty space of the inputbar) as shown on this picture.

Enable/disable njstar communicator inputbar docking


NJStar Communicator OpenType Fonts for Pro and Ultimate Editions

|   Features   |   OpenType Fonts   |   Download   |   Buy it Now!  |   Help & Support  |   Screenshots  |

Click here for font sample and font listings in pdf format.                                           ** SC=Simplified Chinese, TC=Traditional Chinese


Input Chinese/Japanese/Korean into google GMAIL

In the new version of Google's Gmail, there are some problems for NJStar Communicator 2.75 to input directly into Gmail message box. The problem is there because new Gmail message box does not process windows unicode input messages correctly.

There are two solutions to work around this problem before Google fix the bug.

1. Change NJStar Communicator v2.75 IME settings to enable the option

  [ x ] Input CJK text to target window via Clipboard.

2. Use Gmail old version. You can find the 'old version' link at very bottom of your Gmail account, or you can click the foloowing  link to start the old version UI.



HOWTO: switch NJStar Chinese IME input methods from another program

#define ID_INPUT_PINYIN 30101
#define ID_INPUT_ASCII 30108

//switch to pinyin SendMessage(FindWindow("NJStar Chinese IME",NULL),WM_COMMAND, ID_INPUT_PINYIN);
//switch off pinyin SendMessage(FindWindow("NJStar Chinese IME",NULL),WM_COMMAND, ID_INPUT_ASCII);

HOWTO: Fix Internet Explorer (IE) 8 Crash on Windows Vista or Windows 7

If the latest version of NJStar Communicator has been installed, IE8 should be running normally. But some users have reported that IE8 crashes under certain conditions on Windows Vista or 7. We have identfied one of such cases.

If Microsoft Java VM (msjvm.dll) is installed and Windows' Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is enabled, IE 8 will crash when NJStar Communicator is running. To prevent IE8 crash, we have to either (A) Remove Microsoft Java VM, or (B) Disable Windows DEP.

HOWTO: Display MP3 Chinese GB/Big5 Song Titles in iPhone/iPod and Sony PSP

On Windows, NJStar Communicator can help you view the GB/Big5 Chinese Music/Song Titles in iTune or Explorer. But when the music is synced to iPod/iPhone, the Chinese titls can not be displayed correctly. This is because that Apple's iPod or iPhone requires the MP3 ID Tags to be encoded in Unicode. The current known solution is to convert the MP3 file's ID Tag from GB/Big5 to Unicode before sync to teh device.

For iPhone or iPod

With the release of NJStar Communicator v2.75, it is very easy to correct the DBCS song titles directly in iTune. Here are the 4 easy steps:

  1. Change NJStar communicator viewer code settings (eg GB, Big5) so the unreadable title can be viewed correctly in iTune;
  2. Click the title and let it go into editing mode, highlight all the text, do a copy (Ctrl+C) and then Paste (Ctrl+V);
  3. Click somewhere else to end the editing - That's it, the DBCS title has been converted to Unicode;
  4. Now sync with your iPod or iPhone, the Chinese song titles should be displayed correctly.

For Sony PSP or other MP3 Players

First, please download and install the Free MP3 Tag Editor here: www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html ,
then use the follwing steps to convert GB/Big5 Chinese text to Unicode. 

1. Change NJStar communicator viewer code settings (eg GB, Big5) so the unreadable title can be viewed correctly in iTune;
2. In MP3 Tag editor , click the song from the list on the right with title/artist name coded in GB/Big5;
3. Copy the Title/Artist name text in left editing box;
4. Paste back the text, the Chinese text will be in Unicode;
5. Save the editing in MP3 Tag Editor, then copy the Music/Song file into your Sony PSP or MP3 Player.

怎樣在iPod/iPhone 或 Sony PSP 中顯示 GB/Big5 編碼的中文 MP3 歌曲名稱 ?

在微軟視窗下, 南極星全球通(NJStar Communicator)可以在 iTune 中幫助顯示用中文GB/Big5碼製作的MP3文件.  但是這些MP3文件同步(Sync) 到 iPod/iPhone 中時, 中文歌名就顯示為亂碼.

HowTo: Open NJStar Help on Windows Vista

Windows Vista or 2008 refuses to open any old help file with .hlp extension by default. All users need to download and install the winhlp32.exe update from microsoft website:


For more infomation, please visit Microsoft Support (KB 917607): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917607