Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: Calculator displaying wrong characters in keys.

25 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Calculator displaying wrong characters in keys.

Hi! I'm using Windows 7 in portuguese (pt-PT) and the calculator has some some keys with strange symbols in them. So, instead of the backspace arrow, there's a rectangle, and the "x" was replaced by a square. In scientific mode it's even worse.



I've already restored windows fonts through the control panel. I've renamed the calc.exe.mui and nothing. I've even tried downloading an english version posted in these forums, but it didn't work. Even the language remained the same.

Any thoughts on this?

Thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Apr 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

i see the difference.
did you make any changes to your computer recently? you could try a System Restore to a date that you did.


Attached Thumbnails
Calculator displaying wrong characters in keys.-capture.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, KoolKat.

Although my computer and its Windows 7 installation are quite recent, I can't really pinpoint the day it happened. Plus, I've installed so many programs that I'm not willing to lose all the work. This bugs me, but I can live with it if I have to.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


25 Apr 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

its a weird issue though. do you use any registry cleaners?
also try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker.
you could try creating a second user account and see how the calculator looks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I use Advanced SystemCare and CCleaner. I've also tried the SFC.
The problems persists in any new account.
Could this have anything to do with the use of a font manager? I haven't been messing around with system fonts, though, and the Segoe UI font appears to be ok.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Apr 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miguel Tavares View Post
I use Advanced SystemCare and CCleaner. I've also tried the SFC.
The problems persists in any new account.
Could this have anything to do with the use of a font manager? I haven't been messing around with system fonts, though, and the Segoe UI font appears to be ok.
Advanced SystemCare rather damages than taking care of the computer as i've heard (obviously i never used it myself), Ccleaner is good.

did the SFC scan find any integrity violations? if yes, you should do a restart.

I would again suggest you to do a system restore to a date before you saw this problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

oh. really.
Well, I'm uninstalling it. And I'll try the SFC again. Thanks for your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miguel Tavares View Post
oh. really.
Well, I'm uninstalling it. And I'll try the SFC again. Thanks for your help.
Before you uninstall it, you should go to the folder for it and see when it was installed so you can rollback to before that and see if that fixes your problem. On the search box type "advanced system care". When you see it pop up, right click on it and select properties then details.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Apr 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miguel Tavares View Post
oh. really.
Well, I'm uninstalling it. And I'll try the SFC again. Thanks for your help.
as you mentioned in your first post that you're using Portuguese, does this happen when you're using English? you may also get in safe mode and check if the problem exists there too. post back either way.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The SFC scan reported some corrections, I've restarted and the problem persisted. Safe mode didn't work either. I've even replaced both the .exe and the .mui files with en-US ones and the wrong symbols were there. Well, I'm ready to accept defeat. Do you know any decent, free, good-looking calculator? Thank you very much for your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Calculator displaying wrong characters in keys.





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Calculator displaying wrong characters in keys.
Thread Forum
Notepad Displaying Random Characters. Software
wrong characters in cmd General Discussion
Diskpart not in English. Displaying Chinese or Japanese characters Installation & Setup
Printing wrong characters for Russian and Chinese Hardware & Devices
Displaying 32bit characters in 64bit Windows7 General Discussion
[help] displaying east-asian characters General Discussion
Notepad Displaying Odd Characters? Software

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33