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Windows 7: Japanese Characters Do Not Always Show

12 Dec 2011   #1

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Japanese Characters Do Not Always Show

About 1/3 of the time Japanese characters in filenames, itunes, etc do not show. They show the square boxes. The characters show in the internet browser all of the time. Restarting the computer makes them work again.

I can turn off my computer, turn it on the next day, and they will work. Then I can turn it off, turn it on the day after that, and they won't work again.

Also, in the volume mixer, applications have the same squares at the end of the word
IE: Systemsounds[] VLC Player[] Google Chrome[]

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2011   #2

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1

Try doing this: How can I get Chinese/Japanese characters to display properly - Microsoft Answers to see if it helps. Just substitute Chinese for which ever language you need.

Try reinstalling the Japanese language as it may have been corrupted.

Another thing you can try is creating a new user account.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Japanese fonts not displaying in programs

See the above post. It may help you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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