This is an important reference. For most convenient use, it is recommended that you save this page on your computer.
Installation of this Unicode support package requires some work:
The rest of this page contains a step-by-step instruction.
A fresh image of Squeak 3.4 can be used as it is.
When you use Squeak 3.6, you need an image that contains Scamper, the integrated internet browser. The 'full image' comes with Scamper. If you prefer to use a reduced image, you have to download Scamper from the Squeak Map.
Before you start using Squeak 3.6, please try to open a HTML-File from within the file list. If Scamper says 'Error retirieving this URL', you have to install this fix: UrlFix1.cs (file size: 1 K)
Download this file:
http://www.bgaertner.gmxhome.de/UcResources.zip (size: 1887 KBytes)
This archive contains various resources that are needed for the
Unicode project. Most of these resources are fonts.
When you unpack this archive, ensure that directory paths are kept. The archive contains this directory tree, that you should find on your hard disk after unpacking:
SqueakResources Fonts basal bold italic boldItalic Unicode Engl-Hindi Engl-Tel JMDict CEDict Tel-Hindi
Note that some of these directories are empty. They are created to simplify the later installation of language-dictionary readers, more fonts and other add-ons.
Download this file: http://www.bgaertner.gmxhome.de/UcSupport.zip (size: 394 KBytes) This archive contains change sets that constitute the code that you have to load into a fresh Squeak image.
The following files have to be downloaded and stored in the directory SqueakResources/Unicode:
Note that some of these files have slightly different names, which include a version number. Regrettably, you have to rename a file with a different name to the name given above, otherwise the installation script (that is quite stupid) would be unable to find it.
The installation can take 5 minutes. When it finishes, you have 12 new change sets and an encoding-aware Scamper. You may choose to save the image now.
The installation of the tools requires that you have sucessfully installed Unicode support (as described above).
The installation of the tools can take 15 - 30 minutes. Most of the time is spent to compute various indices. After completion of the installation ten change sets and the following applications are added to your image:
Do not forget to save the image to make the tools permanent.
Optionally, you may install readers for two dictionaries for indic languages and a Japanese Multilingual Dictionary. Please read the Installation Guide for the Language Dictionaries for more details.