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Windows 7: Windows can't open files with Chinese characters

01 Jul 2015   #1
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Windows can't open files with Chinese characters

The closest thing I came to my subject here was the following discussion:
Windows not reading Chinese characters properly

In my case all is already set as such: Fonts are all accepted and used in many software, the language and keyboard settings set as such, etc. etc. In fact I could see/read my Chinese characters on a file name and within them (text) without problems whatsoever--all software Office, Adobe suite, Browsers, etc. can read Chinese . The thing is though, the one thing I can not do, is open a file which has Chinese characters in ts name. If I change the name to ABCD no problem, it's openable. but if I have even just one chinese character within the file then, no go.


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01 Jul 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I believe that one must have Windows 7 Ultimate to load the Chinese language package.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/972813
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01 Jul 2015   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

You should be able to open a file with Chinese characters without any language packs installed. I have done so without doing anything to make it possible. To enter Chinese characters and some other things a language pack will be necessary.

Edit: How were the files created? If they were created in Windows there should be no problem, otherwise there could be. Windows uses UTF-16 to encode file names while Linux may be using UTF-8 which is not supported.
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01 Jul 2015   #4
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Hi

Well as I said, language packs are already installed, and this is the reason I am able to read Chinese, as mentioned, everywhere, and I mean everywhere. My only problem is that if a file name has Chinese characters, then the file can not be opened. Remove the Chinese, add English, french, Italian, Spanish whatever instead and it opens.
The content is irrelevant. Just the file name. Or to put in other words. Content is in Chinese but file name is in English, I can open it and read it. If content is in English but I give it a Chinese name then I can't open it (until I remove the Chinese characters from the file name)

The actual error message received when trying to open such a file is dependant on the name of the file. So I will a message that says, "Error opening the file <Thisname??????????????.docx>" OR <ThatName??????????????.jpg>"

I know I am repeating myself here but it seems from the replies that perhaps it wasnt understood.
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01 Jul 2015   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

pintree3, is this website any help for you. Read through it & see if provides what you are looking for.

Windows Chinese FAQ - Chinese will not display in application or web page - Pinyin Joe
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02 Jul 2015   #6
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks Ranger4 but no, not even close. On it it says:
"If Chinese won't display on web pages" and mine does and I've mentioned it in my post.
"If Chinese won't display in applications:" and mine does and mentioned it.
I have no problem with Chinese in an way, shape or form anywhere and everywhere except for opening a file with Chinese characters (also mentioned :-).
I will write to Pinyin Joe, the author of that article and website, since I have done so before and he's been great.
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02 Jul 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I really have no experience with this kind of problem, but perhaps your security software acting up while trying an on-access scan?

Can you open them in Safe Mode? What about another user account?
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02 Jul 2015   #8
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pintree3 View Post
Thanks Ranger4 but no, not even close. On it it says:
"If Chinese won't display on web pages" and mine does and I've mentioned it in my post.
"If Chinese won't display in applications:" and mine does and mentioned it.
I have no problem with Chinese in an way, shape or form anywhere and everywhere except for opening a file with Chinese characters (also mentioned :-).
I will write to Pinyin Joe, the author of that article and website, since I have done so before and he's been great.
That does seem to be a sensible idea & he may be able to put you on the right track.
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