Quick Chinese query
September 25, 2008 12:30 PM   Subscribe

Chinese translation question: 1.2 台幣每字 translates into "1.2 dollar per character" via Babelfish. What is it really? 1.2 yuan per word? Or something else? What is this likely to be in USD?
posted by Zinger to Writing & Language (5 answers total)
my friend who knows Chinese says the following:
"i would translate that into, every character is 1.2 tai bi
台幣 - tai bi - the taiwanese currency (台 for taiwan) (幣 means currency or money)
每 mei - every
字 - character, or word"

good luck
posted by wocka wocka wocka at 12:38 PM on September 25, 2008

台幣 is the Taiwan NT

Currently - Taiwan Dollar 32.01800 per USD
posted by wongcorgi at 12:39 PM on September 25, 2008

Thank you!
posted by Zinger at 12:51 PM on September 25, 2008

Sorry for the offtopic intrusion, but this seems the apt place to put it.

In the question and replies above, instead of seeing Chinese font characters, I see boxes with 4 Roman characters in them, in a 2x2 format. I'm using Firefox 3 on XP SP2. What do I do to correctly display these characters? Thanks, and again, sorry.
posted by Gyan at 1:01 PM on September 25, 2008

Gyan, you might need to install the East asian language fonts under Control Panel -> Regional Settings
posted by wongcorgi at 1:18 PM on September 25, 2008

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