NJStar Communicator

HOWTO: Input Traditional Chinese and then Output Simplified Chinese

Set NJStar Communicator view to 'Chinese Auto' with both "Simplified Chinese" and "Traditional Chinese" options set to OFF. On the inputbar, choose Traditional Chinese [繁] as input mode and set 'GB' as output code.

HOWTO: Input Simplified Chinese and then Output Traditional Chinese

Set NJStar Communicator viewer to 'Chinese Auto' (both "Simplified Chinese" and "Traditional Chinese" options set to OFF). On the inputbar, choose Simplfied Chinese [简] as input mode and set 'Big5' or 'Big5-HK' as output code.

How to enable / disable NJStar Communicator input bar docking

In NJStar Communicator v3.0, the inputbar is not docked by default. On some setup the inputbar is covered by Windows task bar. User can enable inputbar docking by unchecking the option "Disable inputbar docking" in the IME options dialogbox.

When inputbar is not docked, it can move with input cursor automatically. This feature can be turned off by unchecking the option "Follow input cursor" on the popup menu (right click on the empty space of the inputbar) as shown on this picture.

Enable/disable njstar communicator inputbar docking


Input Chinese/Japanese/Korean into google GMAIL

In the new version of Google's Gmail, there are some problems for NJStar Communicator 2.75 to input directly into Gmail message box. The problem is there because new Gmail message box does not process windows unicode input messages correctly.

There are two solutions to work around this problem before Google fix the bug.

1. Change NJStar Communicator v2.75 IME settings to enable the option

  [ x ] Input CJK text to target window via Clipboard.

2. Use Gmail old version. You can find the 'old version' link at very bottom of your Gmail account, or you can click the foloowing  link to start the old version UI.



HOWTO: switch NJStar Chinese IME input methods from another program

#define ID_INPUT_PINYIN 30101
#define ID_INPUT_ASCII 30108

//switch to pinyin SendMessage(FindWindow("NJStar Chinese IME",NULL),WM_COMMAND, ID_INPUT_PINYIN);
//switch off pinyin SendMessage(FindWindow("NJStar Chinese IME",NULL),WM_COMMAND, ID_INPUT_ASCII);

HOWTO: Fix Internet Explorer (IE) 8 Crash on Windows Vista or Windows 7

If the latest version of NJStar Communicator has been installed, IE8 should be running normally. But some users have reported that IE8 crashes under certain conditions on Windows Vista or 7. We have identfied one of such cases.

If Microsoft Java VM (msjvm.dll) is installed and Windows' Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is enabled, IE 8 will crash when NJStar Communicator is running. To prevent IE8 crash, we have to either (A) Remove Microsoft Java VM, or (B) Disable Windows DEP.

HOWTO: Display MP3 Chinese GB/Big5 Song Titles in iPhone/iPod and Sony PSP

On Windows, NJStar Communicator can help you view the GB/Big5 Chinese Music/Song Titles in iTune or Explorer. But when the music is synced to iPod/iPhone, the Chinese titls can not be displayed correctly. This is because that Apple's iPod or iPhone requires the MP3 ID Tags to be encoded in Unicode. The current known solution is to convert the MP3 file's ID Tag from GB/Big5 to Unicode before sync to teh device.

For iPhone or iPod

With the release of NJStar Communicator v2.75, it is very easy to correct the DBCS song titles directly in iTune. Here are the 4 easy steps:

  1. Change NJStar communicator viewer code settings (eg GB, Big5) so the unreadable title can be viewed correctly in iTune;
  2. Click the title and let it go into editing mode, highlight all the text, do a copy (Ctrl+C) and then Paste (Ctrl+V);
  3. Click somewhere else to end the editing - That's it, the DBCS title has been converted to Unicode;
  4. Now sync with your iPod or iPhone, the Chinese song titles should be displayed correctly.

For Sony PSP or other MP3 Players

First, please download and install the Free MP3 Tag Editor here: www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html ,
then use the follwing steps to convert GB/Big5 Chinese text to Unicode. 

1. Change NJStar communicator viewer code settings (eg GB, Big5) so the unreadable title can be viewed correctly in iTune;
2. In MP3 Tag editor , click the song from the list on the right with title/artist name coded in GB/Big5;
3. Copy the Title/Artist name text in left editing box;
4. Paste back the text, the Chinese text will be in Unicode;
5. Save the editing in MP3 Tag Editor, then copy the Music/Song file into your Sony PSP or MP3 Player.

怎样在iPod/iPhone 或 Sony PSP 中显示 GB/Big5 编码的中文 MP3 歌曲名称 ?

在微软视窗下, 南极星全球通(NJStar Communicator)可以在 iTune 中帮助显示用中文GB/Big5码制作的MP3文件.  但是这些MP3文件同步(Sync) 到 iPod/iPhone 中时, 中文歌名就显示为乱码.

HowTo: Open NJStar Help on Windows Vista

Windows Vista or 2008 refuses to open any old help file with .hlp extension by default. All users need to download and install the winhlp32.exe update from microsoft website:


For more infomation, please visit Microsoft Support (KB 917607): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917607

HOWTO: enable NJStar Communicator and Chinese Pen in Norton 360

Norton 360 tries to provide you with 360 degrees of protection. It means that Norton 360 wants to protect everything. This has caused lots of software not to function correctly, including NJStar Communicator and Chinese Pen. In order for NJStar to input Chinese, Japanese or Korean text  into any windows, NJStar HAS to hook the keyboard. But norton thinks it is a key logger, so NJStar IME and Pen are blocked by default.

To enable the proper use of NJStar Communicator and Chinese Pen when Norton 360 is installed, please goto Norton 360's Eavesdropping Protection Settings page, and Unblock/Allow all NJStar related files, such as

  • InputEasy.dll for NJStar Chinese Pen.
  • NJSIME.exe for NJStar Chinese Input in NJStar Communicator.
  • NJJIME.exe for NJStar Japanese Input in NJStar Communicator. 
  • NJKIME.exe for NJStar Korean Input in NJStar Communicator.

Enable NJStar Communicator and Chinese Pen in Norton 360