KingHanzi FAQ

How do I install KingHanzi on my PalmOS device?
How do I install KingHanzi on my PocketPC?
Where is the Windows Lesson Editor? It doesn't seem to be installed.
I have installed KingHanzi but no lesson is loaded. How do I load a lesson?
How do I get the animated stroke order to display?
The trial period ended too soon, why?
Can the trial period be extended?
Why doesn't my registration code work?
I have found a lesson or stroke order error. Will you fix it?
How do I install Chinese language support on Windows 2000 or XP?
I have created my own lessons. Can you include it in the KingHanzi distribution?

Q: How do I install KingHanzi on my PalmOS device?
Unzip KingHanziPalm60.zip (simplified character) or KingHanziCHTPalm60.zip (traditional character) and use the PalmOS Install Tool to put all of the files with PRC or PDB extensions on the PalmOS device. The Install Tool should be available from the Windows Start Menu in the same submenu as HotSync. More advanced installation instructions are provided in the Install.html file included in the zip file.

Q: How do I install KingHanzi on my PocketPC?
Run KingHanziCHSPktPC60.exe (simplified character) of KingHanziCHTPktPC60.exe (traditional character) and follow the instructions. A batch file will start and the first installer launched will place the lesson editor (only available for Windows 2000 and XP) and help file on the PC. Once it is finished, press any key in the DOS command window running the batch file to start the PocketPC installation. The second installer will load KingHanzi on the PocketPC.

Q: Where is the Windows Lesson Editor? It doesn't seem to be installed.
It is only installed on Windows 2000 and XP (i.e., not available for 98/ME). The PocketPC self-extracting zip file will automatically install it for those operating systems. The zip file for the PalmOS creates a subdirectory titled "WinToolsSetup" that contains the setup file setup.exe. Run this file to install. It will also install the utility to create PalmOS databases from lesson files. This utility is available for all versions of Windows.

Q: I have installed KingHanzi but no lesson is loaded. How do I load a lesson?
You need to select File-Open... from the KingHanzi menu. For the PalmOS, the menu is normally hidden and can be displayed by pressing the Application Menu button in the lower-left corner of the silk screened graffiti area.

Q: How do I get the animated stroke order to display?
Simply tap the kanji or kana with the stylus. The longer the stylus is held down, the slower the animation. Note that some characters do not have animation and will have an 'X' displayed just below and to the left. No animation will appear when these characters are tapped.

Q: The trial period ended too soon, why?
The most likely cause is changing the system time on the device.

Q: Can the trial period be extended?
There is no way to extend the trial period without cold-booting (i.e., erasing all contents) the device. Only registering will remove the expiration dialog. If you still wish to evaluate KingHanzi, then one option is to install the Windows version on your PC. This will not change the behavior on the PDA, but will allow you to evaluate KingHanzi in Windows.

Q: Why doesn't my registration code work?
An invalid registration code has never been release. One of the characters is being misinterpreted. The best way to verify is to copy the code into Windows Notepad or similar program and change the font to Times Roman or other serif font. It will help to distinguish between capital letter 'i's and numeral ones and capital 'O's and numeral zeroes.

Addendum: some codes contain '<' or '>' characters and do not work on Palm devices because they do not use standard ASCII characters for them. Please send an email to support@gakusoft.com to receive a new code. Windows and PocketPCs are OK.

Q: I have found a lesson or stroke order error. Will you fix it?
Yes, please double check that their really is an error and send the error report to support@gakusoft.com.

Q: How do I install Chinese language support on Windows 2000 or XP?
Windows 2000
See the University of Redlands description: Installing East Asian Language Support Under Windows 2000 Professional.

Windows XP
See the University of Redlands description: Installing East Asian Language Support Under Windows XP.

Q: I have created my own lessons. Can you include it in the KingHanzi distribution?
 Yes, several of the distributed lessons were created by KingKanji users. We offer a free registration for a complete set. Please let us know in advance to verify that we need them. Send email to support@gakusoft.com.