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06 Jan 2010   #1

Ubuntu 9.10
 
 
Windows 7 French edition: IE8 can't "see" french pages

Hello everyone,

Recently I bought a new computer to my wife, and it has French Windows 7 x64 bit preinstalled on it. As she speaks French/Russian I added a Russian layout in Windows (please note that originally Windows 7 came as French edition).

Now, when she visits Le Monde.fr : Actualités à la Une web site the special characters are not properly shown in IE8. For example, in words, the letter é becomes й etc.

If she runs Google Chrome browser, everything is working just fine. However, she dislikes Chrome, so I am forced to solve the problem with IE8.

If I choose in IE8 a Western Europe locale I can see proper characters in words, but! I don't want to choose locale each time there is a bug with IE8!

How can I solve the issue?

Please help. Merci.

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06 Jan 2010   #2

 

You just need to set your language options in IE in your preferred order... and if you are going to use cyrillics at all you must have the far eastern language fonts too (as odd as that sounds... d'accord/harosho?)...

Control Panel > Internet Options > Language Button (it's in the first tab...) and set French, Russian, English in their ORDER of personal importance...

Dites moi si céla change qq'chose...
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06 Jan 2010   #3

Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Hello Qdos

I checked that dialog. There is only French there. So, definitly, there should be no problems with French language in IE8 Right? But still, problem persist ...

Thanks for a hint ...
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06 Jan 2010   #4

 

OK, well that was the first setting to try...

So far, so good... but now go into Control Panel > Region and Language > Keyboards and Languages > Pop in your Win 7 Disk > Click on Install/Uninstall Languages... you will then be able to load whatever's missing...
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06 Jan 2010   #5

Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Well, in that place I am proposed to install anything but French ... Because I have French Windows, so it is already included ...
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06 Jan 2010   #6

 

I don't much like IE8 myself. I thought IE7 was innovative enough, but Microsoft went overboard with bloatiness on the current build... I switched to Opera and it works for French pages beautifully... you might wish to give it a try...

Language packs are available here...
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29 Jan 2010   #7

Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I see. But still I want to get IE8 fixed. Reinstalling language pack does not help.
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03 Feb 2010   #8

Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I was able to locate the problem. It was my fault. In past I removed file C_1252.NLS and used istead of it the C_1251.nls. This was done in order to make QIP (ICQ messanger) to work with russian messages ...

Once I restored original C_1251.NLS and rebooted Windows everything went fine.
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