How to upload a Chinese name?
If you have an organization and your members are predominantly Chinese,
then you could enter annoucements, messages, member records in
some Chinese coding system (e.g., GB or B5). However, in that case
you are assuming all your members have similar Chinese software
in order to read the Chinese text.
However, most of cases all you need for each member is his Chinese name.
In order to be universally readable even without Chinese software, the
best way is to convert Chinese names into graphical images.
The following is an example of doing a member search for "lin" in a
typical Chinese organization:
In the above example, the 3 Chinese names are actually 3 separate files
in "gif" format.
Gathery allows members to upload their Chinese names in ".gif" graphic
format. The gif file of the name must be less than 600 bytes. That means
you should use only 2-color, no bigger than 90x18, gif file to represent a name.
To upload the name, find the member service:
The above service will only be enabled (for all members) if your
organization choose to accept Chinese. To do this, find the following service (in
- upload my Chinese name in "gif" format
Then inside the organization options form, check "yes" on
- update organizational options (name, creation key, ask address, member types,etc.)
Will you need Chinese character in member names?
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