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NJStar Communicator for Windows

By NJStar SoftwareTrial versionUser Rating

Key Details of NJStar Communicator

  • Read and write in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
  • Last updated on November 14, 2011
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Long on features, and short on looks, NJStar Communicator gets everything right except its hideous interface. The unreadable fonts and poorly drawn icons recall the bad old days of Windows 3.x, and most functions are squirreled away in various menus, making them hard to find quickly.

Which is a shame, because there really are a lot of them, and they're quite useful. NJStar Communicator allows you to input Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) text in any Windows application. It also can convert between different character sets, such as Unicode and Big5, or translate documents into GIFs, which will always appear the same no matter who's viewing them. On top of all that, it includes an e-mail client and a simple SMTP server.

In the end, NJStar Communicator leaves a Jekyll and Hyde impression. It's definitely useful in situations where people send and receive messages in different CJK languages. However, the interface needs a redesign from the ground up.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
November 13, 2011
Latest update
November 14, 2011
Version
3.0.11918
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows Server, Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
1,671,760
Downloads Last Week
1

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Developer's Description

Read and write in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

NJStar Communicator is Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) communication software, as NJStar Communicator gives you both easy viewing capabilities and allows for CJK character input in normal Windows applications. It also comes with a universal code converter, which converts between all CJK language codes (including the new Unicode) as well as the GIF picture format. (It can automatically detect CJK code and convert a whole Chinese, Japanese, or Korean book into GIF picture files.) NJStar Express Mail, which is bundled with the software, allows users to send Chinese (both simplified and traditional), Japanese, and Korean email messages with no corruption by using automatic text encoding. You can even attach CJK message in GIF picture format so that the receiver can read the message instantly without the need for a multilingual support program.