What's New in NJStar Communicator Version 3.50

What's New in Version 3.50.21618 (Update 5)  (Release Date: 2021-06-18)

  1. Improve: unable to hook some apps with CJK window title.
  2. Improve: help pages are shown with wider line space for easy reading.
  3. Fix: input method names were shown with extra unwanted characters.
  4. Fix: some text missing in print-out when ETO_GLYPH_INDEX option is set.
  5. Fix: Other minor reported bugs.

What's New in Version 3.50.20618 (Update 4)  (Release Date: 2020-06-18)

  1. New: Support Unicode 10.0 and HKSCS 2016.
  2. New: Ability to input into Windows 10 Store Apps.
  3. Improved: Compatibility with Windows 10.
  4. Improved: Add a '+' button on the Pinyin inputbar for adding new words.
  5. Improved: Inputbar docking and auto hide functions are restored on Windows 10.
  6. Improved: Enabled the option to add a space after each character inputed.
  7. Improved: DBCS code detection in more Unicode functions.
  8. Fixed: Unable to highlight text in Word 2016 using mouse (in v3.50.20518)
  9. Fixed: Installer can not start the program after install.
  10. Fixed: Windows Password Edit Control's input cursor positioned incorrectly.
  11. Fixed: TeraTerm Pro v2.x does not accept Unicode, send DBCS instead.
  12. Fixed: Other minor bugs reported.

What's New in Version 3.30.15918 (Update 3)  (Release Date: 2015-12-08)

  1. New: Compatible with Windows 10.
  2. Improved: Pinyin input list adds a '+' button to add new Pinyin words easily.
  3. Improved: Pinyin input Method will show 'fang an' and 'fan gan' when typing 'fangan', etc.
  4. Improved: Add a button on Radical Dialog box to change Simplified/Traditional Chinese.
  5. Improved: do not auto check for upgrade if not installed on this machine/account
  6. Improved: Add an option to use bitmap font when a printer driver can not print CJK.
  7. Fixed: Radical Dialog box shows too much flickering when resizing.
  8. Fixed: Other minor bugs reported.


What's New in Version 3.20.14918 (Update 2)   (Release Date: 2014-11-18)

  1. Improved: Support Unicode 7.0.
  2. Improved: Accuracy in Simplified Chinese to/from Traditional Chinese Conversion.
  3. Improved: Positioning of Input bars dialog boxes in the multiple monitor environment.
  4. Improved: Support for high resolution devices such as Microsoft Surface Pro 3.
  5. Improved: Add option to customize the settings of Other Input Methods.
  6. Improved: Japanese Romaji input with more Verb forms.
  7. Improved: Simplified Chinese input now default to 8105 characters (China's Tong Yong Hanzi).
  8. Fixed: Japanese full size quotation mark input in Japanese IME.
  9. Fixed: Tone input in Zhuyin Input Method.
  10. Fixed: IME symbols dialog box crashes when more than 20 items in the list.
  11. Fixed: Registration reminder dialog box was shown twice on 64 bit Windows.
  12. Fixed: Other minor bugs reported.


What's New in Version 3.20.14318 (Update 1)   (Release Date: 2014-03-18)

  1. New: Support the Latest Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows Server 2012;
  2. New: Support the latest web browsers: IE10, Google Chrome 30, Firefox 24, Opera 17;
  3. New: Live Upgrade checker;
  4. New: IME User Data easy backup, restore and reset;
  5. New: Chinese two stroke input method;
  6. Improved Cantonese input methods to support HKSCS 2008;
  7. Improved Japanese Romaji and Kanakanji input methods;
  8. Improved Setup to detect install files in use and ask for reboot if necessary;
  9. Updated Chinese Pinyin input methods to align with NJStar WP6 release;
  10. Fixed other minor bugs reported;


What's New in Version 3.1 (internal release):

  1. Improved: Pinyin input
  2. Fix: Chinese IME Crashes
  3. Fix: Other minor bugs reported.


What's New in Version 3.0:

  1. New: Support the latest web browsers: IE9, Google Chrome 11, Firefox 4/5, Opera 11 and Safari 5;
  2. New: Support 64 bit Applications on 64 bit Windows;
  3. New: Support Direct2D and Direct3D Applications;
  4. New: Support Chinese CNS code, UTF16-BE in Universal code convertor;
  5. New: Convert Pinyin number to tone, and vice versa in Universal code convertor;
  6. New: All Chinese IMEs are based on Unicode, capable of input 70,000 characters;
  7. New: Show the meaning of candidate character by hovering the mouse over it;
  8. New: Lookup Unicode UniHan and CJK Ext. A/B characters using Radical lookup;
  9. New: Resize input bar and Radical lookup dialog for larger characters on hi-dpi screen;
  10. New: All UI comes with English, simplified and traditional Chinese;
  11. New: Limit the code range for simplified, traditional and HK Chinese inputs;
  12. New: Option to display inputted Chinese exactly as entered without any conversion;
  13. New: Portable installtion for use on USB Drive;
  14. New: Pro versions come with 10 to 52 NJStar OpenType PS fonts;
  15. Change: Support for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 has been dropped in v3.0, use v2.75 instead.
  16. Improved: Support for Windows 7/Vista/XP/2003/2008 32&64 Bits.


What's New in Version 2.75:

  1. New: support Internet Explorer 8;
  2. New: support Firefox 3.x;
  3. New: auto-correct unicode text on clipboard when paste;
  4. New: docking of the inputbar is optional;
  5. Improved: simplified Chinese <-> traditional Chinese conversion accuracy;
  6. Improved: Windows/Internet Explorer stability;
  7. Fix: Opera usb version crash;
  8. Fix: Other minor bugs reported.


What's New in Version 2.73:

  1. New: Windows Vista Compatible;
  2. New: Better display fonts for small size characters (10x10 and 12x12);
  3. Improved: Send Input to windows via alternative input queue instead of via Clipboard;
  4. Improved: Unicode to Big5 and to GB conversion;
  5. Fix: Unable to Input into Ultra Editor, Scintella/N++ Editor & Pidgin 2.2.x;
  6. Fix: Closing bug on Windows XP Media Center Edition;
  7. Fix: Other minor bugs reported.


What's New in Version 2.70:

  1. Auto-Correct the Unicode and DBCS code on the clipboard, no more '?????' when pasting.
  2. Updated Support for HKSCS 2004 and Unicode 4.1;
  3. Updated Cangjie, JianYi, Jyutping and Cantonese IME for HKSCS;
  4. Updated PSAPI.dll to work with Internet Explorer 7;
  5. Improved convertion of Twinbridge's Unicoded DBCS code;
  6. Converts EACC (Eastern Asian Character Code) to/from DBCS/Unicode;
  7. All other reported minor problems in 2.6 are fixed.


What's New in Version 2.60:

  1. Smart copy between Unicode and DBCS Text / Applications;
  2. Works around SpywareDoctor's prevention of input into IE;
  3. Options for detect Line Drawing characters in Terminal programs;
  4. Alternative way to send Unicode characters into Unicode Applications;
  5. IMEs now store user modified dictionaries in %AppData% folder;
  6. Smaller installation package makes download faster;
  7. Other minor fixes and improvements.


What's New in Version 2.51:

  1. Added Chinese GB18030 in Viewer/IME and Code Convertor;
  2. Runs native CJK programmes/games on English Windows;
  3. Added Cantonese Input for Chinese IME;
  4. Added Command Line Options for Universal Code Convertor;
  5. SMTP stand alone smart mail server;
  6. English Tip of the day when in English Interface;
  7. Improved UTF8 detection;
  8. Korean KSC now support all Unified Hangul Codes of Microsoft Codepage 949;
  9. Korean Auto-Detect of KSC and UTF8.

Main Features

  • What's Cool
    • read Simplified Chinese web site, email and document from China in Traditional Chinese characters
    • read Traditional Chinese web site, email and document from Taiwan/Hong Kong in Simplified Chinese characters
  • Auto-detection: auto-detect Chinese, Japanaese and Korean text
    • Chinese (GB, GBK, GB18030, GB_HZ, Big5, Big5-HKSCS, Unicode, UTF8/UTF7, ISO-2022, MIME..)
    • Japanese (Shift-JIS, EUC-JIS, New-JIS, Unicode, UTF8/UTF7, ISO-2022, MIME)
    • Korean (KSC, Unicode, UTF8/UTF7, ISO-2022, MIME)
  • Any Windows: works on all Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista ;
  • Any Language: works on any language version of Microsoft Windows - Western (English/European), Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese, Korean ...
  • CJK Input: easy Chinese, Japanese and Korean input methods with "Virtual Keyboard" for easy CJK key-mapping on western keyboard
  • Radical Lookup: input Chinese, Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja with character components lookup 
  • Internet Support: support the latest Mozzila Firefox 1.5 and 2.0, IE5, IE6 and IE7, and communication programs such as Eudora, Outlook Express and the popular Netscape AOL AIM chat, MSN Messenger, etc.
  • Ease of Use: smart "Tip of the Day", user-friendly interface design and context-sensitive "Help" menu system get you started easier and faster!
  • NJStar ExpressMail: allows you to send Chinese, Japanese or Korean emails as GIF picture so that the receiver won't need a viewer to read your email in CJK language!
  • SMTP Smart Server: allows you to send CJK email messages without worrying about the SMTP server address of your own ISP;
  • Output Code Switch: not only output CJK language codes based on the language (viewer) used, but also has the flexibility of
    • typing simplified Chinese to output GB, GBK, Big5, GB-HZ, Unicode, Japanese or Korean;
    • typing traditional Chinese and output GB, GBK, Big5, GB-HZ, Unicode, Japanese or Korean;
    • typing Japanese to output Chinese/Korean;
    • typing Korean to output Chinese/Japanese
  • Work with Word 97/2000/XP/2003: type CJK characters directly into Microsoft Word using Microsoft free Far East unicode fonts
  • Universal Code Convertor: this powerful tool supports all CJK codes format and converts text from either clipboard or file(s) -
    • Convert Chinese/Japanese/Korean HTML file with correct "charset=" meta tag in HTML header!
    • Making your switch to NJStar from other CJK enabler software a breeze;
    • Unique "CJK => GIF" conversion can convert a whole Chinese/Japanese/Korean book into picture format!
      [ Click here to read more on "Universal Code Convertor" ]