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Windows 7: HELP PLS!!! Problem With Language Pack

11 Jan 2011   #11
RogerTan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Yes, and then you downloaded language packs from an unauthorized website. They are not supposed be used in Home Premium. Upgrade to Ultimate is the best solution.

Did you check that link I posted: Pinyin Joe - MS Windows 7 Chinese Language Features, Setup Help

Kari
I see...means that i have been cheated....thx a lot for your help Kari i will go back to the shop.


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28 Jul 2012   #12
Urban Nomad

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
You can use whatever keyboard layout you want to with every edition of Windows 7, from Starter to Enterprise. Your Windows display language stays in whatever language you have installed it, but you can change the keyboard layout. For instance, I am using English Seven Ultimate and Enterprise editions on my PC's but I mostly use Finnish keyboard layout, because it allows me to type in Finnish, Swedish and English.

To completely change the language of Windows 7, you need to have Seven Ultimate or Enterprise. For these two editions the language packs are offered as an optional update. Language paks allow you to change the display language of the Windows 7. Using language packs you can have a different display language for every user account. These user accounts can then independently change keyboard layout used. For instance, this PC of mine with Seven Enterprise has user accounts in Finnish, English, German and Swedish. German account is using German keyboard layout, all other accounts by default Finnish keyboard layout.

In other words, the keyboard layout used has nothing to do with language packs.

Here's a screenshot of my login page on a desktop running Seven Enterprise, showing accounts in different languages:

Attachment 131141

Kari
Sorry, Kari, but you're only half right. Ultimate/Enterprise edition is required to change the display language, but "display language" only refers to Windows' menus, help files, etc. Ultimate/Enterprise is not required just to display and/or type such things as file names or documents in other languages. The problem being experienced by the OP is probably a result of a corrupted font cache. I've had the same problem myself, and had to do some real searching to find the solution, which is actually quite simple:

Delete the file C:\Windows\System32\FNTCACHE.DAT and reboot.
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29 Jul 2012   #13
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urban Nomad View Post
Sorry, Kari, but you're only half right. Ultimate/Enterprise edition is required to change the display language, but "display language" only refers to Windows' menus, help files, etc. Ultimate/Enterprise is not required just to display and/or type such things as file names or documents in other languages. The problem being experienced by the OP is probably a result of a corrupted font cache. I've had the same problem myself, and had to do some real searching to find the solution, which is actually quite simple:

Delete the file C:\Windows\System32\FNTCACHE.DAT and reboot.
For some reason I can no longer open the attachments on original post, but as you can understand from my first post (number 2 in this thread), the user's problem was partly caused by unauthorized methods used to get language packs working on Home Premium. You can read here more about dangers of hacked third party tools used to get language packs to work on other than Ultimate and Enterprise editions.

This poster did not understand the difference between display language and keyboard layout.

My responses to this OP in this thread and regarding display language and keyboard layout are all absolutely 100% valid and correct, so sorry but yes, I was right.

And yes, you too are right. Partly. Deleting the font cache can solve this kind issues in most cases. In this case, though, the biggest problem was to get OP to understand the difference between language pack / display language and keyboard layout.

Kari
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