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Derek Read

Reply to: DITA CHM for Chinese and Japanese

Yes, you can get this working.

Basically, the issue is that because HTML Help Workshop is not a Unicode-aware application (and never will be because Microsoft is no updating it) you either need to run it on a Windows machine configured for your target encoding/language (ie: Chinese / Japanese), or you need to use a tool called AppLocale (from Microsoft) to tell Windows to run the application as it if were running on such a machine.

I thought we had documented this somewhere officially but perhaps not. A full answer will be fairly long, so please give me a while to write something up.