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#1 Commie

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:22 PM

At some point in the past couple months, my "\" symbol has changed to a "" symbol when installing or updating programs. I also noticed that it shows up that way in my command window as well, along with the font in my command window being different than the default.

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All computer functions work properly but it is annoying to see that symbol all the time when it shouldn't be that.

If anyone knows how to change that back, please let me know.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

sign: ¥; code: = JPY - From Wiki

For some reason you have the Japanese Yen symbol showing in that position
I do not know where it would normally show on a Japanese coded keyboard, but I thought it would simply replace the $ sign

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Edited by noknojon, 31 March 2012 - 06:43 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:11 PM

I have seen that reported in the forums previously. It is not likely to be due to malware.

It happens when one of the Asian language packs is installed (it could be Japanese? ... but somehow I seem to be thinking Korean? ... but I really cannot remember) and is a "normal" (if un-intended) by-product of doing so. Un-install the language pack to to fix the issue.

Edited by AustrAlien, 31 March 2012 - 05:17 PM.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

Thanks for the replies. I actually figured out what caused that. My language for non-Unicode programs (Region and Language > Administrative) was set to Japanese for whatever reason. Changing it back to English solved the issue.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

Thanks for letting us know.
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