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Windows 7: [Q] Korean font not displaying properly

03 Jan 2012   #1
strangesweet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
[Q] Korean font not displaying properly

Since sometime ago, I notice Korean characters display as square boxes.. It has been becoming much worse lately. Sometimes a reboot fixes the problem, but most of the time, it doesn't.

I have had same setting for over a year and I haven't had this problem until couple months ago.. It seems like when I type in Korean, I don't have a problem displaying appropriate characters. Same goes with displaying contents on the web, except for the tab name on Google Chrome. Other than that, it just doesn't seem to work right...........

I googled for similar problem and tried some tweaks but it doesn't seem to work.

I don't want my Windows MUI to be in Korean. I want it to be in English. I just want Korean characters to display correctly.

Could anyone help me out?



This is a screenshot of Google Chrome. The content in the page displays properly but the tab title displays square box instead.



This is one of my mp3 file with Korean title. Again, it displays square box instead of Korean characters. It displays square box for all Korean characters..



This is my Winamp playlist. All Korean titled characters display in square boxes.


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03 Jan 2012   #2
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi strangesweet, welcome to 7F!

There's a corruption in your language files. Would this link help to solve it?
Change the display language
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03 Jan 2012   #3
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

This tutorial may also help: Display Language Packs - Install and Uninstall
There are also tutorials at the bottom of that one that may help.
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03 Jan 2012   #4
strangesweet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for the help.

But like I stated, I'm not looking to change MUI - display and menu to Korean. I just want Korean characters to display properly for anything that are supposed to be in Korean, instead of those squared boxes.

I want the menu and Windows 7 to be in English. I would just like the texts to display in Korean.

I don't think I had this problem with XP nor Vista..

I installed the Korean display language, reboot, and it was fine for the time being. I turned my computer off to go to the school, I booted again and it is printing squared boxes again....
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03 Jan 2012   #5
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Okay, lets try this:

Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Region and Language

Click on Administrative tab, then click on "Change System Local"

Select Korea, OK, Apply, OK your way out.
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Reboot.

Okay or not?


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03 Jan 2012   #6
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

See this post and check whether it helps you!

Japanese fonts not displaying in programs
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05 Jan 2012   #7
strangesweet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Okay, lets try this:

Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Region and Language

Click on Administrative tab, then click on "Change System Local"

Select Korea, OK, Apply, OK your way out.
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Reboot.

Okay or not?
I tried both of the methods posted before.. this one definitely works, but I've had problem running some of my applications if I set it to Korean locale so yea.. but otherwise, this seems to be working~

I wanted to find a working option while leaving locale to English.

Thanks!
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05 Jan 2012   #8
strangesweet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rraod View Post
See this post and check whether it helps you!

Japanese fonts not displaying in programs
I tried this too after Googling few weeks ago. This works after first reboot. But it doesn't work after I reboot again.
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05 Jan 2012   #9
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Your welcome!
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22 Feb 2013   #10
madmax2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

This issue still not solved

I want to display korean and chinese font in windows media player songs, but keep local english cos some apps install show Chinese characters
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