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CLS Direct is available in ten languages:

  • English
  • Welsh
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Urdu
  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Gujarati
  • Turkish
  • Arabic

Wherever possible, the non-English versions of the CLS Direct site are provided using Unicode. Unicode is an encoding system to support non-English text used on websites. It has been developed by the Unicode Consortium and is supported by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

If your selected language cannot be viewed correctly (for example, the text appears as lots of boxes or other unexpected characters), you will need to install a Unicode font that contains the correct characters for the language you have chosen. You will need to set your web browser to use this font.

The Unicode font
Microsoft Office 2000 includes a font with the characters required. If you have Microsoft Office 2000, go to Office Tools / International Support and install the Universal Font. (Other software may also include the necessary characters.)

Web browsers
Having installed the correct font, you will then need to set your web browser to use this font:

If you’ve got Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4…
Click on the "View" menu and select "Internet Options". Click on the "Fonts" button (near the bottom of the box that pops up). Select "Universal Alphabet" in the scrolling list of character sets, then using the drop-down selection box next to "Proportional font" choose "Arial Unicode MS" as the font. If you can’t see this font listed, then you will need to install it from the Microsoft Office 2000 compact disc (it’s called the "Universal Font" and you can find it in Office Tools / International Support). Click on "OK" to save this choice.

If you’ve got Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5…
This browser picks up the font automatically for Cantonese. For the other languages, click on the "View" menu and select "Encoding". Select "User Defined". The page should re-display correctly. You may have to do this on every page you want to look at.

If you’ve got Netscape 4…
Click on the "Edit" menu and select "Preferences". You should see "Appearances" listed under "Categories". If there is a plus sign (+) next to the word "Appearances", click on it to display the options under this category, which should include "Fonts". Click on "Fonts", and then select "Unicode" in the drop-down box next to the text "For the Encoding:". Now choose "Arial Unicode MS" as the variable width font and click on the OK button.

If you are using a Macintosh computer (e.g. iMac)…
Sorry, these language options are not supported on Macs yet.

If you have Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3 or Netscape version 3…
Sorry, you will need to upgrade your browser before you can view these languages. You can get a new browser from Microsoft or Netscape by following the links below.

Download a Netscape Browser
Download a Microsoft Browser

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