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Windows 7: ASCII special characters not showing in Live Messenger 2011 chat

11 Sep 2011   #1
bidetao

win 7 home premium 64
 
 
ASCII special characters not showing in Live Messenger 2011 chat

I have just bought an Acer laptop running windows 7 home premium 64bit. However, when running the preinstalled Windows Live Messenger 2011 on this system, special characters such as ☺ or ♫ do not show up correctly in the chat window, instead appearing as a blank box. They do however show up in the contact list for contacts that have such characters in their names or messages.

Does anyone have suggestions as to why this might be happening and what can be done in order to display these characters correctly? Thanks!


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11 Sep 2011   #2
Martin Dendev

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hello bidetao, and welcome to Seven Forums

In what "Font" are you typing? Some fonts do not support ♥ or ♣ and things like that.

If you are using Arial then it should work without a problem.

Grtz
Martin
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11 Sep 2011   #3
bidetao

win 7 home premium 64
 
 

Hi Martin,

Thanks! Changing the font allows the characters to be displayed in messages, but they still do not show up when used in contacts' names. How can I change the font that the program uses to display the line "XYZ says"?
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11 Sep 2011   #4
Martin Dendev

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I'm not using Live Messenger anyway, but I think that's up to the person you're chatting with.

Grtz
Martin
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