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#1 samoyed

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 11:15 PM

Hi,

Pls see attached file.

Funny characters displayed instead of the correct language. How can I get XP to display the correct language.


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Posted 30 October 2008 - 12:47 AM

Hi there, Those sybols look like ASCII. Before we had programs that would translate into english. This was the way terminals would talk to each other. I do not know your computer so I won't be able to instruct you how to change from ASCII to english. Maybe someone else in the forum could help. They would need the make and model of your machine. As well as your Operating System. I hope this was of some help to you. Let us know how you made out.
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 04:54 AM

Hi news4la,

Thanks.

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Operating System: Windows XP Home

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:04 AM

What's the file for? Do you know what language it might be in?
It'll likely involve installing support for another language in the Regional Options of Control Panel - but I'm just guessing.
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 08:36 PM

Hi usasma,

The language is mandarin.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:52 PM

Most likely you'll have to install support for far-eastern languages in the Regional and Language Options applet in Control Panel.
Once it's open, select the Languages tab and there'll be a check box to install different language files.
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 11:02 PM

Hi usasma,

I have already done that prior to asking the forum for help.
But I still face the same problem.

I really hope someone can tell me how to resolve this.

Thanks.

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 05:20 AM

You will also need your Windiws XP CD to install East Asian Character Recognition software.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:18 AM

hi frankp316,

I tried installing the East Asian language again. Weird, it didn't ask me for the WIN XP disc. I waited for a long time. Nothing.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:22 AM

I posted this for someone else a couple of weeks ago. It won't ask you to insert the Windows XP CD but that's where the files come from.




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 11 November 2008 - 01:49 AM

Hi frankp316,

I can't find my XP CD.
Is there another way out?

Thanks.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:42 AM

I don't know. I can only tell you what I did.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 12:05 AM

Thanks frankp316

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:29 PM

Hi,

Problem solved with the below

http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/tools/apploc.mspx

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 02:07 AM

Glad to hear you were able to resolve your problem, samoyed.
Thanks for posting back, with the solution.
It could prove helpful, to some one else. :thumbsup:
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