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How do I make the computer display Chinese and Japanese correctly?


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#1 Lloyd T

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 05:32 PM

I have Office 2003 installed...but websites with Japanese or Chinese still don't display correctly (like Wikipedia).

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 05:49 PM

Character recognition software is on your Windows XP CD.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 05:56 PM

How do I install it?

I think the main reason is behind Office. Before I installed 2003 on my computer, it had Office XP but I didn't install it (someone else installed it for me, with permission of course) and it correctly displayed the characters. But when I installed 2003, the characters started to take form of rectangles.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 05:15 AM

It's not on Office. It's on Windows XP.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 04:08 PM

So how do I do it?

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 05:54 PM

I can't remember exactly because it's been over a year since I did it but IIRC, there are instructions on the Windows XP. Hell, I figured it out.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:57 PM

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HP030884621033.aspx
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Posted 17 October 2008 - 07:12 AM

I don't want to change the default to another language. I just want the whole computer to recognize Chinese or Japanese.

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 07:37 AM

Hello Lloyd T,

This additional information may be useful. I have not done what is described in the following, but the description seems to be very detailed. I found this using a simple Google search for "xp add japanese chinese language display":

"Installing East Asian Language Support Under Windows XP":

http://newton.uor.edu/Departments&Prog...llation_XP.html

Another "Google hit" from the same search string is this:

"How to display/input Chinese Characters?":

http://www.chinesehour.com/support/support_a_05/

And there is also this:

"Additional Language Support in Windows XP":

http://www.keiichianimeforever.com/guides/...pportwinxp.html



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Posted 24 October 2008 - 08:32 AM

Hi everyone! Sorry for not replying for a long time.

I don't really care about typing characters via my keyboard, I just want them to display properly. My other computer that can show Japanese and Chinese characters correctly doesn't have the languages listed in Language bar, but it could still display them properly.

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 10:40 AM

I found the instructions in Windows XP Help & Support. You should be able to find the same instructions under Customize Your Computer>Date, Time, Region & Language>Region & Language>Install East Asian Language Files. You go into Control Panel under Regional & Language Options. You go to the Languages tab>Supplemental Language Support. Check the Install files for East Asian Languages Support box. You click OK and insert the Windows XP CD and install the files. You will have to restart your computer afterwards.

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 10:53 AM

OK, thanks!




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