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Windows 7: [help] displaying east-asian characters

06 Apr 2011   #1
MrOrange77

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
[help] displaying east-asian characters

hi guys .. really need ur help ..
as u can see i'm new to this forum and new to windows 7 ..

and i been googled around for whole week .. trying everything .. and my windows still show those east-asian characters as "boxes"

i think this is the right forum to get the right help .. hehehe

this is the list i already tried ..
1. changing the system locale to chinese PRC
2. downloading chinese/korea/japanese language packs
3. downloading chinese fonts
4. unhide the fonts
5. and few others method i found googling around

really pissed off right now .. why microsoft makes it so difficult just to display east-asian characters .. when i'm using xp .. its so much simpler ..

i don't need to type those characters .. hell . i don't even know how to read korean or japanese .. hehe

i just want it to properly displayed when i'm playing korean song or surfing to chinese site ..

anyway .. big thanks in advance ..


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06 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

If you just want to see the characters, then use Google Translate;

Google Translate

Chinese translation of the above.

儀表飛行規則只是想看看你的字符,然後使用谷歌翻譯

It will also translate any site for you.

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Apr 2011   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

There is something that may be important to you ....

Pinyin Joe - Windows 7 Chinese Language Packs - Change Display Language
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06 Apr 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
There is something that may be important to you ....

Pinyin Joe - Windows 7 Chinese Language Packs - Change Display Language
Not likely, he already wrote that he can't read it.

Also, if you use something like this, and are then unable to read the results, you will end up having to re-install your system.

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Apr 2011   #5
MrOrange77

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks mike .. how bout displaying properly on the windows .. like on the folders and songs ?

@arc .. nothing too important for me to read bro ..
it just annoy me when i saw those "boxes" .. hehe
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06 Apr 2011   #6
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrOrange77 View Post
thanks mike .. how bout displaying properly on the windows .. like on the folders and songs ?

@arc .. nothing too important for me to read bro ..
it just annoy me when i saw those "boxes" .. hehe
You can do it, and I have actually done something similar for some Chinese friends here in Germany, but it took me ages to get it working, and it still did not work on everything, so it is probably far more trouble than it is worth for you.

If you really want I can check my notes and try to give you some instructions, but I can't guarantee that it will work.

Can you tell me what languages you normally view these things in?

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Apr 2011   #7
MrOrange77

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks again mike .. i'll try anything at this moment .. hehe

chinese is my priority bro .. since i have a lot of collection for chinese songs and i don't want it to keep showing boxes only ..
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06 Apr 2011   #8
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

OK. I will have a look through my notes and see if I can do anything for you. It may take a while, they are on another machine, and I do not have direct access to that machine right now.

What software, ( editor, word processor etc), do you use for viewing these files?

Also, can you please give me a link to such a file?

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Apr 2011   #9
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

If I launched the program (in this example, Winamp) via Microsoft Applocale with the desired display language setting, it got the names displaying properly.
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06 Apr 2011   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I'd be interested in seeing that too, Mike.

I have it working pretty well in pe3 - but the english fonts aren't specially attractive as a result.
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