Sensory Computer Systems Forums Index Sensory Computer Systems Forums
Welcome to the Sensory Computer Systems Online Forums!
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log inLog in   
   Sensory Computer Systems Home   

Asian / Chinese / Mandarin / Japanese / Arabic Ballots

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Sensory Computer Systems Forums Index -> General Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ForumAdmin
Site Admin


Joined: May 20 2005
Posts: 108
Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:47 pm    Post subject: Asian / Chinese / Mandarin / Japanese / Arabic Ballots Reply with quote


Asian / Chinese / Mandarin / Japanese / Arabic Ballots

Live online SIMS Software example Chinese Language Test.
Examples:
Click Example #1 Chinese SIMS Test
Click Example #2 with English Sub-titles
Click Example #3 Chinese SIMS Test

SIMS, and Microsoft SQL Server database, does not directly support usage of a true Asian/Chinese/Japanese symbol character sets, and other languages where written symbols are used to represent spoken words, pictograms.

For SIMS ballots and questionnaires, our clients in East Asia and similiar locations have prepared SIMS ballots using Image files to convey the instructions in the native language. SIMS does not support the use of native Asian language pictograms, but images are perfectly fine. Hedonics, Line Scales, and all question types can be used.


Chinese in SIMS Software



Chinese in MS Word



Japanese in SIMS Software



Japanese in MS Word



Chinese



Chinese




Last edited by ForumAdmin on Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:10 pm; edited 17 times in total

Back to top
View user's profile
ForumAdmin
Site Admin


Joined: May 20 2005
Posts: 108
Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:31 am    Post subject: Asian / Chinese / Mandarin / Japanese / Arabic Ballots Reply with quote


Asian / Chinese / Mandarin / Japanese / Arabic Ballots

SIMS Software (and the underlying database Microsoft SQL Server) supports all ‘character’ based language (English, French, German, Spanish, etc), which does not extend over to Asian/Chinese/Mandarin/Japanese/Arabic symbol/pictogram languages natively. SIMS 2000 can not copy-n-paste in native language Asian/Chinese/Japanese characters. Solution: Use images, copy-n-paste any image. Please see file attached, shows a great example of 1 image, and 1 hedonic without visual labels at the hedonic level.

Our sensory software product SIMS is already currently being used by Asian clients. Please seeAsian/Chinese/Mandarin/Japanese/Arabic Language Ballots examples: http://www.sensorycomputersystems.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=86

The Image file method is pretty simple and easy and works. Example: Use a Chinese enabled PC, word editor such as Microsoft Word, type in the Chinese symbols representing the question, use a Screen Capture program, such as SnagIt or similar, and make an image file, crop as needed. Lay the image into your SIMS questionnaire, then underneath lay a Line scale, or Hedonic, or All That Apply, etc. And very similar to Hedonic Scales for Children smiley face scales: http://www.sims2000.com/sample4children.asp

We do not have the silver bullet solution for Asian/Chinese/Japanese Ballots to support native language copy & paste labels of scales. We believe the image solution works pretty good for both Children smileys and histogram languages, both are being used by other clients as needed. It works and the desired results are being achieved.

Technical note: SIMS is not capable of emulating the word processor functionality for native entry of Asian/Chinese/Japanese language labeling, and the SQL database structure and management logic under Microsoft SQL Datase Server.

Try the images method. It works.


Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Sensory Computer Systems Forums Index -> General Forum All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group