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Windows 7: Japanese text displayed as blank squares even though it used to before

17 Jul 2012   #1
kabur88

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Japanese text displayed as blank squares even though it used to before

Hi,

Using windows 64 here and I have enabled Japanese text on my computer. The problem I am facing is that the names of some of my files that used to be shown in Japanese text now only show blank squares. I can still type in Japanese though, however all my files that used to show Japanese text now only show blank squares. I've tried enabling Japanese text again and it still doesn't work. It's very confusing to me as the Japanese font is still there and I can type in Japanese on Word, but all my files that have Japanese now only show blank squares

If anyone knows how to fix this please let me know

Thanks


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18 Jul 2012   #2
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

What you're talking about is language display - this is enabled in Windows 7 with language packs
Windows Home Premium and Professional don't support language packs, so you'll have to buy Windows Ultimate 32/64 bit.
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18 Jul 2012   #3
kabur88

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mintos45 View Post
What you're talking about is language display - this is enabled in Windows 7 with language packs
Windows Home Premium and Professional don't support language packs, so you'll have to buy Windows Ultimate 32/64 bit.
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Well before this my computer was using 32bit Home Premium and then the hard disk broke and I replaced it again with 64bit home premium. In the 32bit the Japanese text remained as is and didn't convert back to blank squares. It's only now that after converting to 64bit the Japanese text which showed itself before all of a sudden changed back to blank squares.
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18 Jul 2012   #4
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

It's possible that your hardware(processor) does not support 64bit.

Someone correct me if I am wrong.
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18 Jul 2012   #5
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Could you give me your computer model and manufacturer (Eg: Dell XPS 8500), it's possible your system didn't exactly support Japanese. Not too sure since I don't really use language packs other than English.
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18 Jul 2012   #6
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I'm sorry, i read that wrong. How did you download the language packs? Through windows update?
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18 Jul 2012   #7
kabur88

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HonorGamer View Post
I'm sorry, i read that wrong. How did you download the language packs? Through windows update?
Yes, at least that's how I think I did it.
Sorry, but it was like last month and my memory is a little hazy.
I added it to my keyboard so I can type in it
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18 Jul 2012   #8
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HonorGamer View Post
I'm sorry, i read that wrong. How did you download the language packs? Through windows update?
Windows Update, Check for updates, Optional, it should show all the language packs. Then you go into Control Panel and enable the language packs.
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18 Jul 2012   #9
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

He beat me to it by like a few seconds heeheeheeh
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18 Jul 2012   #10
kabur88

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mintos45 View Post
Could you give me your computer model and manufacturer (Eg: Dell XPS 8500), it's possible your system didn't exactly support Japanese. Not too sure since I don't really use language packs other than English.
HP Pavilion dv6
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