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Windows 7: Asian Characters Not Consistently Showing

30 Jan 2010   #1
Timchoi89

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Asian Characters Not Consistently Showing

I have this weird problem where my computer will sometimes show Asian characters (Korean, Japanese, Chinese, etc.) and sometimes it'll show them as blocks. It's really annoying because I can't see what the song names are in iTunes and some of my folders in Chinese are just blocks. I've already tried installing the language packs but that didn't help. I've also asked this on Microsoft's forum but they didn't help much either. I can see the fonts clearly on webpages and I can type in Chinese perfectly but I can't see the characters in places like folder names, file names, etc.

I currently run Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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30 Jan 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Timchoi89 View Post
I have this weird problem where my computer will sometimes show Asian characters (Korean, Japanese, Chinese, etc.) and sometimes it'll show them as blocks. It's really annoying because I can't see what the song names are in iTunes and some of my folders in Chinese are just blocks. I've already tried installing the language packs but that didn't help. I've also asked this on Microsoft's forum but they didn't help much either. I can see the fonts clearly on webpages and I can type in Chinese perfectly but I can't see the characters in places like folder names, file names, etc.

I currently run Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

It may be as simple as the font itunes is using doesnt support foreign characters. Have you tried changing the font?

Ken
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30 Jan 2010   #3
Timchoi89

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thing is, iTunes shows it fine sometimes and sometimes it just shows it as blocks. This is not just in iTunes it happens with folder names and file names in explored.
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19 Feb 2010   #4
Analixis

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I've had this problem for a long time. What I do is:

1. Disconnect your computer from the Internet
2. Restart your computer
3. Start iTunes before connecting your computer to the Internet again

The Asian fonts should pop up. No idea why it does this :S
This is just a temporary fix, by the way.
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14 Oct 2011   #5
CoKlaComa

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

any update on this... seems a bit ridiculous to have to do the disconnect/restart thing to get it to work properly . .and it seems to be happening quite frequently on my machine lately...
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30 Oct 2011   #6
Rizaria

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Happening to me too, just in general. All programs including explorer just won't display them sometimes. It's rather annoying especially as I have a lot of foreign titled music.
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