All my emails are in English, except some that have a sprinkling of Chinese text in them. When I installed Xubuntu 8.04 on my Thinkpad T42 the Open Office Word Processor V2.4 showed both English and Chinese text without my doing any configuration at all.
I have now installed Linux Mint 5 Elyssa on another Thinkpad T42, but the Open Office Word Proc, also same version V2.4 that came as a package with Mint, shows Chinese text as tiny boxes. I have tried updating at the Open Office site many times, but to no avail.
Can anyone give me some guidance on this? I'm a newbie in Linux, and have been testing out Mint these few days and feel very impressed by its features. My thanks to the Linux gurus!