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Windows 7: Can't display chinese and korean fonts

06 Jun 2010   #11

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baimao View Post
Hello ags, I followed your original advice, re: unchecking "Hide fonts" and I was thrilled when it worked! BUT, SUDDENLY MY FONTS HAVE ALL GONE BACK TO SQUARES! It must be the result of a recent "Windows Update" install, which "fixed" the loophole Do you have this problem now? If so, do you have a new solution to offer? Thanks! I just want to be able to DISPLAY FONTS IN OTHER LANGUAGES, not view my system in another language -- There is no reason for Microsoft not to allow this?
I went to this other website and tried the suggestion he made and it actually worked. Here's what he said:

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If you are having problems with distorted fonts it is probably because the font cache data got corrupted
[B]To fix this, try deleting the file C:\Windows\System32\FNTCACHE.DAT and restart your Win7. Donít worry, this file will be re-created at startup.[/B]
I hope this help you with the problem.
I just searched that directory from the search box and deleted it & restarted my comp. I went to my itunes and I could see the characters now. Hope that helps you! :)

Credit: Gyan Garcia Broken Korean Fonts

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15 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7

I have done it and nothing changed
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10 Jan 2012   #13

Windows 7 Professional 32bit

Recently, I met this problem too. Is there any new solution, because I tried all of the method above but the problem is not solved.
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13 Jan 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

omg i got the same problem too

i tried deleting the .dat , reinstalling the language , etc and nothing seems to work

it just work after rebooting, but after i turn it off and turn it on again its broken again

pls help

it was working fine until 3 weeks ago
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01 Mar 2012   #15

Windows 7 Family Premium 64 bits SP1
korean font display

hi !

i'm experiencing the same problem, for a couple of days.
i have a lot of asian fonts and suddently, i can't see the japanese chinese ans korean fonts. I have a korean hotmail, and i can see the words. I'm listening to korean music, and i can see it on VLC but when i open the music folder, i can see squares only.

is it an update problem ? i've been looking for solutions on french websites, but couldn't find anything, nobody's talking about the problem but you.

what should we do ? how can we report it ?
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14 May 2012   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Hi, I'm actually having the same problem and I'm wondering if anyone has found a fix yet?

The only music I listen to is Korean music and my iTunes looks horrid now. It has been working perfectly for over a year now but when I just did an update a couple of days ago all of the Korean characters turned to boxes and I can't figure out how to turn them back.

I noticed most of these comments are fairly old so just checking to see if anyone has a new fix.

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21 May 2012   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Found a possible solution

I fixed my problem by deactivating the buttont that said "Hide fonts depending on system language" or something like that, I don't have english as system language so it might be a wierd translation but...
Go to control panel, go to fonts, press the button "font settings" located on the left, deactivate the button that says something like "Hide fonts according to system language"
Had to register here since I found the solution, hope it helps! :)

EDIT: This was not the thing that helped me apparently. After booting the computer I am unable to see korean fonts, so what I do is just log off and log back in again and it works.
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25 Jun 2012   #18

Windows 7 Family Premium 64 bits SP1

" log off and log back in again"

can you explain, please ???

i still see the squared boxes, so irratating !
how can we report it ?
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26 Jun 2012   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ashelia View Post
" log off and log back in again"

can you explain, please ???

i still see the squared boxes, so irratating !
how can we report it ?
What I did was: I installed the korean fonts as normal, but after every reboot of my computer I am unable to see the korean fonts until I log out of windows and then log back in to windows.
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19 Jul 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium

complete tutorial available here with screenshots :

1. START MENU > type fonts in the search box

2. CLICK ON fonts

3. Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Fonts


5. A WINDOW WILL POP UP, JUST UNCHECK THE BOX WHICH SAYS hide fonts based on language settings



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 Can't display chinese and korean fonts

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