by Mark H. Anbinder, News Editor <email@example.com>
Director of Technical Services, Baka Industries Inc.
Earlier this month, Apple announced that free updates are available for users of the Japanese Language Kit and Chinese Language Kit who wish to use System 7.5. The updates, which are not useful unless you use System 7.5, also allow users of these language kits to install and use QuickDraw GX.
New system extensions for Japanese Language Kit versions 1.0 or 1.1 will make these versions compatible with System 7.5 and QuickDraw GX. The JLK Updater (available as shown below) should be used until Japanese Language Kit 1.2 is released later this year.
Meanwhile, the Chinese Language Kit Updater will upgrade versions 1.0 or 1.1 to CLK version 1.1.1, which is also available as a retail product. Version 1.1.1 is System 7.5 and GX compatible. Apple recommends that CLK 1.0 owners purchase a $29 upgrade to version 1.1.1 that includes a set of improved fonts. (CLK 1.1 already includes these new fonts.) CLK users in the U.S. may call 800/769-2775 extension 5902 to obtain an upgrade coupon with details of the required proof of purchase. Users outside the U.S. may call Apple's fulfillment center at 716/871-6555. In China, call the Guangzhou office at (86) 20-6661002, or in Hong Kong call 852/851-1750. (Our thanks to Apple; they've gotten much better at making international phone numbers available.)
You can find updaters on AppleLink and eWorld in the Apple Software Updates areas, and on the Internet in: