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Switching Between Code Pages


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#1 Sephoran

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 01:46 PM

Hello,

I have a select few applications that require Windows to be using the Korean code page. However, every time I change this through the regional and language settings in the control panel, it requires a restart of the computer. If I want to change it back to English, I must once again restart. I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to easily switch between English and Korean code pages without restarting the computer. I am using Windows XP Home, SP3.

Thank you for your time.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:02 PM

I have to do the same thing.
I've not found a work around yet.
I'll be watching this thread for such.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 03:58 PM

Is the following tool (AppLocale) applicable to this situation? I really have no idea, but the description seems to match what you want. The information below refers to "legacy applications", and AppLocale is somewhat dated and is unsupported by Microsoft, but evidently AppLocale is still available from Microsoft:

"AppLocale":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_AppLocale

"The Microsoft AppLocale Utility":

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

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:15 PM

Unfortunately, applocale will not work because the application has a separate launcher, which then launches the application.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:40 PM

This is something that a virtual machine seems to be custom made for.
I've got 4 different VM's open on my system now and it doesn't slow me down very much.
They're only taking 34,964K of memory, but their I/O Reads is very high (6,460,000) - but the system hasn't been rebooted in a long time and the different background processes are accessing them regularly (in other words, if I paid a bit more attention to them, they would work properly! :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 06:20 PM

I'm not too familiar with virtual machines, usasma. Are there any specific programs you would recommend I try out?

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:30 PM

I use Microsoft's Virtual PC 2007 - it's free, but it doesn't work on XP Home.
I've heard good things about VMWare's offerings, but don't know much about them.
I recently tried the free Virtual Box ( http://www.virtualbox.org/ ) and found it easy to use (but didn't actually install a virtual OS in it.
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:58 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I've done a little research and I think I'll be trying out VirtualBox. I would have never though of using a virtual machine. Thanks usasma. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

EDIT: I think this program uses a bit too much RAM to be run on a virtual machine. I'll be looking for other options, but for now I'll have to try and get used to the won symbol (₩) in my file names and random words coming up in Korean. :thumbsup:

Edited by Sephoran, 06 November 2008 - 02:14 PM.





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