STGuru User's Guide

Introduction  Contents

1. Intelligent High-Precision Code Conversions Between Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese

System Requirements

Windows Platform

Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/2008/8

Requirements and Suggestions on OS Language

Suggested Languages: Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. In a Chinese operating system, the performance of STGuru's CHS-CHT conversion engine can be fully assured.


Other languages:

Korean: STGuru can convert normally.

Japanese: There could be around 0.05% errors in Chinese character conversion.

English and other languages: There could be around 0.1% errors in Chinese character conversion.


All the above-mentioned errors are caused by the wrong splitting of individual Chinese characters in a Chinese string by a non-Chinese operating system. Sometimes there is a whole string of unrecognizable characters, but the reason may actually be that the first character of the string is wrongly split in the middle, so all the characters after this one are split wrongly as a result.



1) If you only use STGuru temporarily and do small conversions, you can add an English space before each wrong Chinese character (or if it is a string of unrecognizable characters, before the first Chinese character of the string) in the source text before conversion. When conversion is complete, remove the extra spaces manually.

2) If you have a big conversion job and/or you have a strict requirement on conversion quality, you need to change the kernel language of your operating system to Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese. You can make the change in Windows XP, Vista or 7, but not in Windows 2000, because kernel language switch is not supported by Windows 2000:


   Windows XP: Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Advanced -> Language for non-Unicode programs -> Chinese (PRC) (CHS) or Chinese (Taiwan/Hong Kong) (CHT)

   Windows Vista: Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Administrative -> Language for non-Unicode programs -> Chinese (Simplified, PRC) or Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan/Hong Kong)

   Windows 7: Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Change display language -> Administrative -> Language for non-Unicode programs -> Chinese (Simplified, PRC) or Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan/Hong Kong)


After the change is submitted, if the required Chinese language pack has not been installed, Windows will first guide you to install it. Then, whether you need to install the Chinese language pack or not, the system will prompt you to restart the computer in order for the change to take effect.


Hard Disk / RAM Requirements

The size for the STGuru installation pack after installation is about 8 MB for standard edition (full version), and less for other editions. Usually a trial version is several hundred KB less than a full version.

Minimum RAM to run at least one instance of STGuru is 16 MB. You may need more RAM for heavy-load operations, such as converting large files/text or counting a big folder.


Minimum Screen Resolution

1024 x 768.


Limitations and Advices on Using STGuru on Windows 95/98/Me (obsolete, we do not support 95/98/Me any more)

Windows 95/98/Me are not high capacity operating systems. There are some limitations for the current version of STGuru to run on Windows 95/98/Me:

1) You cannot open as many instances of STGurus as you use it on NT/2000/XP/2003. In current version, you can open at most 4 STGurus concurrently.

2) There are limitations in the size of the text you can edit or read in the upper or lower edit area. If you try to open a large file, only the first 60 KB of its content can be read into STGuru. And you can edit / copy into less text if you use two edit areas together. We advice you to edit no more than totally 50 KB text in the two edit areas.