This is meant as a simple discussion of some of the issues faced when using Chinese on the web and in email, particularly though not exclusively on an Apple Macintosh. I will try to collect supplementary files that I have found useful and links to fuller discussions elsewhere on the web. If you see something here that is not correct, or have suggestions for further information I could add, please let me know.
[9/1/00:] Much of this information is still useful, but for a terrific, regularly updated resource, please see the Chinese on the MacIntosh FAQ. Even non-Mac users will find tons of well-organized, useful information here about encodings, fonts, and so on.