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Typing any character now produces floating menu of chinese characters

Question: Typing any character now produces floating menu of chinese characters

I've used W8.1 for sometime and this morning I was surprised to find that typing any character in many programs (for example Live Mail or Chrome) produces a floating menu of alternate chinese characters and won't allow me to have Western original typed on the keyboard. I tried one Registry fix for WLM but it didn't work as a value changed to 0 reset itself everytime to 1.
Any ideas where to look to fix this? It's actually impossible to use the effected laptop as data entry of any kind is now effectively defeated.

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Answer: Typing any character now produces floating menu of chinese characters

Solved......I went to Control Panel > Languages and saw Chinese had appeared after my default English. No idea why, it just had. So I highlighted and pressed the option to Remove.

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There is a blue icon next to the text.  All the other normal items are there.  Does anyone know what it might be?  I have not clicked on it in fear of some kind of malware/virus.

Answer:When I right click a file I get some Chinese looking characters in the menu

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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I just received delivery of a mini camera/voice recorder that has an instruction sheet in both Chinese characters and also broken English...very broken! In fact, it's basically incomprehensible. Is there anyone viewing this that may be able to help me translate the instructions, because I can't get the recorder to work yet. The colors of the light indicators on the recorder and the instructions don't even match. All that I can observe is red and blue, while the instructions refer to a yellow and green in addition to red.....go figure. And yes, I've contacted the seller about this but they haven't responded yet. I strongly suspect they don't have a clue either...they're just merchandisers, not tech folks.

I've attached a copy of of the so-called English instructions, but if you can read Chinese please contact me and I'll send you or post the instructions written in Chinese characters.

Thanks for your interest.

Answer:Solved: Can you read Chinese characters and/or Chinese broken English?

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Certain keys on my E540 keyboard will produce the desired character plus an extra character when pressed.  The keys that do this are q,w,e,r,u,i,o and p.  Each one produces a digit in addition to the letter; for example, pressing q produces q1, pressing w produces w2, pressing e produces e3, etc.  This happens only on the built-in keyboard.  An external USB keyboard works fine. As far as I know the built-in keyboard worked fine for years, then this problem suddenly appeared.   I've updated the BIOS and all drivers to the most recent versions, and installed all Windows updates. The OS is Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit.  If any one knows of a fix to this problem it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, JW

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Our computer was constantly freezing so my roommate decided to go into many of the programs on the computer and delete whatever looked "unnecessay", however, the computer whiz that he is, he accidentally must have deleted some of the computer's graphic capabilites because now when we go to some web pages or music programs and even microsoft word, the character all come out as these crazy little hieroglyphics, in other words the thing is only good for downloading tunes at this point!!!! Does anyone know how to undo this, or what to do to redo it? I appreciate any suggestions because we have no clue:

Answer:Computer produces unreadable characters in most web pages and in word

HI, Have you tried to restore to as point previous to his messing around or why not start again. Do a clean install and reinstall all your programs. It might be quicker than trying to solve the puzzle any other way. Other than that you could try a repair install but you will have to redo the windows updates anyway and you might still have to reinstall some programs. Peace Mal

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Greetings guys.

I keep on getting chinese character here and there in IE 6.5 and sometime in Lotus.

I am quite confused about this.

Can someone give me any pointers?

Answer:Chinese Character in IE 6.5

Try an IE 6 fix..may just work.
IE fix. will reregister IE core files.

Run IE help tool.

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Hi guys, first of all, thanks for reading my thread, this:

Windows XP SP 2 on P4 HP Compad

Can't display chinese character in software, but the chinese character can be displayed fine in the Internet Explorer when browsing chinese based website. Tried CP > Regional & Languages, blah blah blah, can make it to input chinese word, but still fail to read chinese in some software that their native languages is chinese. Help?

Answer:Cant display chinese character

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If I have a filename or folder name that contains chinese character, the PC will stop before POST/boot order. It will display the graphic card info and stops there.

I will need to reformat that partition in order for the PC to boot properly again. Deleting the file or folder will not help.

What is lacking here?

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My computer wont display chinese characters, only squares. Im using Windoes XP. I tried to fix it through control panel, language settings and it says i need the windows install disk...I dont have it. Any other way to make chinese characters display properly? My Taiwanese wife is gonna strangle me...hehehe.

Answer:Display chinese character

You can download it on Microsoft's website.

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Hi there,
Not sure if this belongs here but its in regards to my Chinese character recognition problem. You see, whenever I have an audio file or folder, and the name comes up in simplified Chinese, I always get these squares that come up. However if I were to paste those squares into Microsoft word, I am able to view the text. When I'm on the internet or microsoft word, I'm fine. Its only when I'm in my documents folder (for e.g.) and I can only view squares instead of the file.. Does anyone know what I should download so that I am able to read file names & folders that are in Chinese?


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I click on add East Asian Support in the Region/Langauge section and it keeps asking me for the Microsoft XP Pro cd. This unit as regulars here know does not come with this cd.Any suggestions would be appreciated since I am new to Thinkads and this forum.Also, I have never been asked for this cd on any PC, downloaded the language packs from microsoft and I what is needed is laptop to display Chinese characters.

Answer:Cannot install Chinese character recognition

I believe this is what you need:

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I have recently received an E-mail from a Chinese friend.Unfortunately, my Outlook Express cannot display Chinese characters.I have another computer that has Chinese win 98. How do I read the Chinese on my English computer or transfer the E mail to my Chinese computer without a network connection?P.S.I can read Chinese writing.

Answer:Chinese character translation in Outlook express

Can you forward the email to the other comp.?

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I've just done a restore from backup after a problem and the character sets are wrong on some of my application menus.All the English menus are correctly displayed in ISO-8859-1 (English)Simplified Chinese Mozilla Firefox menus are correctly displayed in Simplified ChineseHowever all the other Simplified Chinese versions of applications have their menus displayed incorrectly with ISO-8859-1 so its all unreadable garbage instead of Chinese.Within the applications and on the desktop all the filenames are correctly displayed in Simplified ChineseAlso I can switch between English and Pinyin keyboard input by clicking [ch20013] or [ch33521] on the task bar.I've checked Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options, under the Languages tab, and Install East Asian Languages is already selected.Anyone got any ideas on what's up?

Answer:Wrong character sets on menus (Chinese)

Great news - I noticed what was wrong  In the "Regional and Language Options" under the Advanced tab it asks for the "Language for non-Unicode programs"I assumed it meant it wanted the default language, which for me is English - United Kingdom.What it really means is that for non-Unicode programs such as my Chinese applications, what character encoding should be used to display menus and dialogs which aren't in English.As soon as I set this to Chinese PRC, rebooted, and re-installed the applications, everything now displays correctly.That is for Unicode English it displays in English, and non-Unicode Chinese displays in Chinese.Yippy  

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now our company in a process of upgrading computer, all upgrade to HP DC7700 SFF.core 2 duo, 1gb ram. we now doing preparation for system migration, create image for new system, there's a problem during system testing before create image. MS office std sr1, excel 2000 cannot enter chinese characters using MS Pinyin IME 3.0. most of our employees are chinese, when using excel, we can spell the chinese character out but when press enter to select the character, the selected character suppose display on the cells, but nothing show up. in MS word there's no such problem, i can enter chinese character in word, copy it and paste to excel. but i can't create it in excel, this case also happen on MS office pro. both version have problem with xp and chinese 2003 SBE without this problemour old system mostly using win 2000, there's some pc using win xp sp2 and install office 2000 std sr1 or office 2000 pro without this problem.all windows are updated and all office also updated.some one tell me what the problem is, thank you in advance.

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Question: Chinese Characters

My Gateway laptop is behaving somewhat erratically, taking a long time to boot up, losing the taskbar etc. I have recently noticed on shutdown, not always but sometimes , the "this programme is not responding" box comes up, and the programme named is a long line of Chinese? characters. Any idea what this is, how to find it, or most important, how to get rid of it?

Answer:Chinese Characters

Sounds like you have a virus. download malwarebytes Malwarebytes restart your computer, keep pressing F8. Once you are at the advanced options menu select safe mode with networking. install malwarebytes update it and do a full scan of your C: drive.

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Question: Chinese characters

When reading text on some (not all) websites, I see Chinese characters in some of the sentences. Here is an example: "Coming back, we decided to take he other road."
I've contacted the author of the newsletter on this website and he has never heard this complaint before. I've checked the same website with two other computers and I DON'T see Chinese characters with my other computers. I've scanned the computer where these appear with Symantec Anti-Virus, Spybot Search and Destroy, Microsoft Antispyware and Spyware Doctor. My anti-virus definitions are updated when available via Symantec.

I don't have IE6 or any other program on my computer set to have the Chinese language as a secondary language.

It is possible that these characters are Japanese Kanji rather than Chinese.

I exchange email with friends in Japan and on Taiwan regularly but don't visit websites written in Chinese or Japanese.

I look forward to getting suggestions on what I should do to get rid of this problem, what scanning software to use, suggestions on what may cause the problem, etc.

Thank you very much.


Answer:Chinese characters

The problem continues and I don't understand it at all. Sometimes Chinese characters appear instead of (") parentheses marks and sometimes just as the first letter of a word ("The range of communities in New Zealand varies from very utback uralor even uggedto pretty cosmopolitan."). Has anyone ever had this problem? Do you still have it? Have you been able to fix it? Thank you.

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I work in a specialist language college and our Chinese assistant has done something to my computer so that web sites display accents in words as Chinese characters. Here is an example the first word should be "ingalits"In?alit? entre hommes et femmesDoes anyone know how I can get back to displaying French and Spanish in the correct way?

Answer:Chinese characters in IE

Try going to View\Encoding and selecting Unicode (UTF-8)

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I can't set encryption to western windows

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does anyone know how I can use chinese characters with AOL Pro? I have Windows XP Pro.
thank you

Answer:Using chinese characters with aol pro

试试这个网站: /#恩| zh - cn的|尝试%20this%20site%3A条%答

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I have a user that traveled to China and came back with lots of viruses.

The error messages that pop up on start up are in Chinese and the only things in English are shell.frni, shell.fnei, spec.frni, spec.fnei and

Thank you for your help.

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Anne Engelhart at 16:12:08.43 on Mon 08/10/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_04
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.389 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe ... Read more

Answer:Pop ups with Chinese characters

OK, it turns out that the user did not take this machine with them overseas afterall.


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Question: Chinese Characters

I have had trouble viewing the chinese characters on the site click here and although it gives instructions how to install the neccessary fonts. I do not know how to extract the file ttf-arphic-ukai_0.0.20050501-1.tar.gz Please could someone advise me how to use this file to view the characters?Thanks

Answer:Chinese Characters

Try this click here

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My problem, is when I go to a web page, occasionally it all comes up
with Chinese characters.....
Did it when I first tried to come here.

Any ideas what this might be ?

I'm running Firefox, 1.5.06
I haven't changed my settings, so why should it just start doing this.

Also, some of the sites/pages that I go to, and this hapens on
are typical sites that I've always gone to, like my email at hotmail/yahoo .....

Answer:Chinese characters ?


Maybe this is a clue ...... maybe not.

It did it when I try to go here;

although when I go here it works OK


Did this site change ?
because when I'm here ,
and go to this forum for instance the url changes to

So did the main url get changed here ? so that it bounces me to
the new one ?
If so maybe that has something to do with my problem. ?

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Is it possible to use these in folder/file names in XP. If so, how? TIA. ;-)

Answer:Chinese Characters (etc.)


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Question: chinese characters

In msconfig, start up, 2 items look like chinese writing.
Ran virus scan with Avast, said system clean.
How can I find out what programs these are so can delete?
Win XP Home, SP3

Answer:chinese characters

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Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.

After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using... Read more

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I am trying to develop a software application which displays hebrew
characters with vowels. The character set is available for example in the
font Microsoft Sans Serif (see the Character Map). To correctly display the
hebrew characters with vowels one must overwrite the hebrew letter with the vowel. That is both characters must occupy the same character space
simultaneously, for example the letter alef (unicode 05D0) with the vowel
"tsere" (unicode 05B5). My question is can this be done easily in Word or
Excel and if so how? The idea of 2 characters occupying the same character
space simultaneously occurs for example when one underlines a character by
cntrl-u on the keyboard. Another example is the stikethrough character which can be placed on top of any other character. Is there some similar direct procedure within Word or Excel for causing 2 characters in general to occupy the same character space? Also, what type of code if any can one use to accomplish this within Visual Basic?

Answer:2 characters occupying the same character space

Think you are talking about using the extended character codes which are a combination of the ALT key and a four digit code. See here for the general idea.

Here it is for french, you just have to find it for Hebrew. Makes no difference to me it is all Greek. marks.htm

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I can see chinese characters in web browsers. But in folders or file/folder names, all I can see are funny symbols. How do I turn on the unicode support in XP sp2? On my other xp machine, I have no such problem. Thanks.

Answer:Display chinese characters in XP......

Go to Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options.
In the Regional Options tab, select Chinese (and, optionally, China as well).
In the Advanced tab, select Chinese ; and in the Code pages conversion tables window, check all boxes that refer to the Chinese language.

Hope this helps! :-)

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using office xp with vista home premium 64 bit,using word I have created a room plan, when I want to change the direction of the text the text direction box shows the text in either chinese or japanese, with the letters abc tagged onto the end, the 'apply, ok' and 'cancel' boxes are in english my language is set at default english uk, didn't have this when I has xp home, anybody any idea what is causing this, it is not a problem, I am just curious, all help and advice gratefully accepted

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chinese letters in ie8 are getting removed automatically when typing with pinyin

open a page with text input field.
type one chinese letter using pinyin.
type another chines letter
result: instead of showing both letter in text field only later char is shown and first letter is getting removed. 

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Recently my computer has been slow and using 100% cpu with only maybe 10 - 15 internet pages open. When I click shutdown I get a pop up message saying Program not responding but the name of the program is a long string of Chinese characters! Another pop up is just .exe i.e. no name .exe. Scares the willies out of me. Avast anti virus found nothing nor did System Mechanic nor did Ad-aware. Please help!

Answer:Chinese Characters Program Name

Hello, Have you downloaded and installed the advanced text languages in the control panel under regional and language settings?Just to rule out the possibility that its not malware, I would do a free online scan from the following this helps

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I transferred some of my chinese documents to my PC just now. Some of them are okay, while some of them got their titles all messed up (I'm talking about 500+ messed up documents. All of the messed up documents came from the same zip files if that's going to help).
Naturally, I googled and found out that if you change your system locale to China in the Region and Language tabs, you can solve the problem. Unfortunately, not for my case

I also unhide all the fonts in my Fonts folder (somebody says that'll help), but the problem persists.

I also added Chinese Language to my keyboard to see if it can help, but that also didn't work. So.. anyone any suggestion?

My 500+ files

Answer:My PC cannot view Chinese characters

Not sure if this will help.....................
Right click at one of the "messed up" Chinese doc > click Encoding > click More > select one of the options boxed in RED.
There are 2 boxes in red.

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Windows XP home. Sony Vaio. Since buying this Vaio which came with Norton AV installed the AV popup box in the right hand corner has shown what aoppears to be something like Jap/Chinese letters which up to now I have ignored as being a minor irritation. However I have just installed a Phase One Capture programme where all the Tabs also show these type letters. I believe this must be a computer set-up problem has anyone any ideas on how to resolve this problem please.Regards Noels

Answer:Japanese/Chinese characters ?????? help

is all other language on machine ok?johnny.

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When I open my browser or start another window in it, there appear strange chinese characters in the top of my browser (firefox).
Has anyone encountered the same problem, is it malware?
I read somewhere that the problem may be caused by the mcafee site advisor add-on.

Answer:chinese characters in firefox

This seems to be caused by an add-on. Please read:

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I have a weird problem, I can read webpages and even input Chinese characters on my computer but when I download a programme written in Chinese characters I can only see the annoying codes, how do I deal with this?

Answer:Can't read Chinese characters

You would have to have a Chinese version of windows in order to install a Chinese program in many cases.

I used to run Engish windows, and as you said, I was able to view Japanese websites, and input Japanese characters, but I couldn't install any Japanse software into my comptuer without the characters getting all messed up.

The good news is, the opposite is NOT true. If you buy a Chinese version of windows, all English software works no problem.

I have heard that Windows Vista will allow us to select what language version we want to run, and with the click of a tab, switch from language to language (like you can with a Mac). I hope this is true!

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Hi, for a while now ive been having problem that .txt files and also wordpadfiles and some windows programs like instalation wizards sometimes convert a number of letters into a chinese character for example

Warranty & Legal Information
NovaLogic? Limited Ninety-Day Warranty and License Provisions

this sometimes seem to make the computer to not be able to understand some filenames when installing etc.
I also noticed some cdkey inputs which are supposed to have 4 letters per box but i can just put in 3.

so where did my text inputs go wrong?
I have installed so that my comp can read chinese characters, also japanese
but that shouldnt mess the ones that arent chinese right?
so how do i fix this?

please helprolleyes

Answer:getting chinese characters in textdocuments

This MIGHT help.

I've never used it, though.


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Hi. I'm wondering how to enable the display of Chinese characters on a Windows XP Home desktop. I've heard you had to go to the Regional and Language Options to install the East Asian language files, but on my laptop, which is a Windows XP MCE 2005, I never had that option checked yet I can see Chinese characters. On the desktop, they display as squares with numbers inside. Not sure why it would be different, since they're set up the same. It can't be browser-related as it occurs in both Firefox and IE. It's not a significant issue, but wondered why it was happening. Thanks,


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I was told I have two odd looking programmes in msconfig, they have Chinese characters. My computer has been running slower, and advised it needed cleaning up. This programme is not responding happens often.
I have been invited to post my log here.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Lesley-Admin at 22:59:51 on 2012-03-28
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.959.288 [GMT 1:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *Disabled*
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\FreeAgentService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Macrium\Reflect\ReflectService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sonic\DigitalMedia LE v7\MyDVD LE\USBDeviceService.exe
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Answer:Chinese characters in msconfig

Hi Zaffy. I don't see a log from the Gmer rootkit scanner. Did you have trouble with that?

I'd like to try to get a more detailed log from GMER rootkit scanner.

Let's try this version of gmer.

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. Double click the exe file.
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run on NO, then use the following settings for a more complete scan.
In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Ensure the following are unchecked IAT/EAT
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
Show All (don't miss this one)

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and attach it in reply.

Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

If you still have troubles, try running the scan in Safe Mode.

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from the list). In some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work. Login on your usual account. Make sure to close any open browsers.

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Hi everyone!

After unfortunately having my Macbook Pro stolen, I have had to invest in a cheap little netbook that is still running Windows XP.

- Can I even upgrade my netbook without it being really slow/crashing all the time to the latest version of Windows and would I have to pay (yes, I am that out of touch with computers I do not know).
- MORE IMPORTANTLY: at the moment Chinese characters (Hanyu traditional/simplified) are showing up as blocks on my screen. What can I do to see the characters properly?

I am currently learning Mandarin and it would be a lot more helpful if my netbook could display the characters, instead of having to rely on my iPhone for the majority of my learning.

Is there any update/program I can use that will allow me to do this?

System Info (from Control Panel:
- HP, Compaq
- Windows XP Home Edition, Version 2002, SP3
- Intel Atom CPU 1.60GHz
- 798MHz, 0.99 GB of RAM

I am not too concerned about getting it updated, mainly just being able to see Chinese Characters.

Thanks very much in advance and apologies if I have posted this in the wrong place,

Answer:Chinese Characters on XP Netbook

Hello,See if this link is of any help: Arrow through all 5 pages.Regarding Updating:Most netbooks support 2 GB of RAM but come with 1 GB installed. Adding an additional 1 GB of memory would improve the netbook speed. I'm not sure if your netbook would support Windows 7 Starter Edition; however, it's been demonstrated that WinXP runs faster on a given netbook then Win 7 Starter does.

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Hi guys, been a couple years since I posted here but I'm back! Hope you've all been good...I will be posting posting files tomorrow but for some reason was not able to get roguekiller to work. It just sat there initializing. Not sure if it's due to the malware. The other stuff did run and as you will see. Thanks for your assistance.

Answer:Malware Chinese Characters

Try running RogueKiller in safe mode and see how you get on.

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HelloI seem to be getting Chinese characters popping up in different places on my desktop. For example, if I right-click on my desktop, I can see this (please see attached). How can I remove them, please?I used to have Chinese installed on my keyboard via Windows (7) Regional settings, and I have downloaded a couple of Chinese fonts. However, I have removed Chinese from my keyboard, though I don't know what that 'Ink' attribute is (please see other screenshot attached).Thanks![recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

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I have installed additional East Asian Lanuage Support.
Control Panel ->Date, Time, Language, Regional Options->Add other language.

On language tab,

I check install files for East Asian Lanuages.

under the sanme language tabe,

I click details-> I click

on the window that eventaully pop up ->

Add->Chinese Simplied Microsoft Pinyin

No doubt with the above steps, I able to read Chinese characters, but when I type Hanyu pin yin, the romanized version of Chinese characters, the system does not give me an option to choose which characters.

Answer:Windows XP Service Pack 2 not able to display chinese character option

Since you could read chinese characters now, you can use Google Pinyin Installer instead. You can type chinese with it using pinyin. Supports both simplified and traditional characters.

Download it at:

Note: The page is in chinese.

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I am trying to develop a software application which displays hebrew
characters with vowels. The character set is available for example in the
font Microsoft Sans Serif (see the Character Map). To correctly display the
hebrew characters with vowels one must overwrite the hebrew letter with the vowel. That is both characters must occupy the same character space
simultaneously, for example the letter alef (unicode 05D0) with the vowel
"tsere" (unicode 05B5). My question is can this be done easily in Word or
Excel and if so how? The idea of 2 characters occupying the same character
space simultaneously occurs for example when one underlines a character by
cntrl-u on the keyboard. Another example is the stikethrough character which can be placed over any other character (albeit the procedure is a little more cumbersome). Is there some similar direct procedure within Word or Excel for causing 2 characters in general to occupy the same character space? Also, what type of code if any can one use to accomplish this within Visual Basic?

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Hey evryone!

for about a week now I havebeen receiving these error messages on startup. They havnt done any damage I dont think but their just annoying please help me rectify this issue.

When i startup windows i encounter the first message and when i close it i am greeted with the 2nd message. Once i have clicked the two i have no problems however i would simply like to fix them.

please view the attachments i posted error 1 occurs on startup and then when i click it error message 2 appears

thank u all 4 ur help!

Answer:Random Chinese Character error messages on startup[Transferred from XP by chauffeur2]

G'Day morodashortass, Welcome to TSF!

By the sound of it, you may have some 'nasty' rogue malware/spyware issues on your computer.

Having said that, and to get you on the "Road to Recovery"; I suggest that you go here; read the instructions very carefully; follow the steps to post a HiJackThis Log in the HJT Help Forum here. (Just click on the coloured Links)

Good Luck with it.

Kind Regards,

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Hello all, Glad I found this forum... hopefully someone here has come across this issue and knows the fix for it.

First off, this is very new computer with Vista Ultimate (64-bit) and it has Norton and Guild Wars installed.
Here's the Problem...

Whenever I run Guild Wars, there is a new folder with Chinese or Korean looking characters for a name created with a guild wars sub folder. and if I try to do a screen capture, it creates an other folder (again with foreign letters and in both cased the folders are empty with only an empty guildwars sub folder being created) in the main guild wars directory. And I can not use the Template System in guild wars (this is my biggest concern) not sure why exactly but in the Guild wars chat box, it says that Guild wars was unable to save the template because it could not access/write to the folder ... or something like that.

has anyone come across this before? is there a fix to the problem?
I have tried a complete re-install of guild wars in the default spot (program files) also I have tried a complete install in C:\Guild Wars, as well as an attempt on a seperate partition.... all with the same result.... foreign folders on startup created and unable to use the template system in the game

Any help would be greatly appriciated!

Answer:Guildwars foder with Chinese characters

Doesn't sound familar.

Have you tried checking on the Guild Wars forums ?

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Hey all -

I'm trying to add support for one of my users to view and type in either Chinese (simplified) or Chinese (traditional) on Windows 2000.

I've checked the "Regional Settings" from the Control Panel, but it does not list any Chinese languages in the big list. WTF?

I've also searched the KB at Microsoft, but came up with bubkus. A few articles on how to choose one from the list, but nothing about your preferred language not being on the list.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.


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My system cannot display Chinese and Japanese characters. Korean characters and originally Chinese and Japanese do not have a problem after I deleted FNTCACHE.DAT in system32. On my Windows 7 system all of the characters work fine but on my Windows 8.1 system the Chinese and Japanese characters revert back to boxes when I booted my system up for the day to use. It's getting pretty annoying not knowing what I want to listen to.

Answer:Can't display Chinese and Japanese characters

Here is a link that may help, .

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I have a Chinese operating system, and although I can type chinese characters in Word, I don't seem to be able to use them in Corel Draw. I am trying to design a logo for a chinese company, an I am a complete newbie to Corel. (Damn frustrating program - took me a whole day to draw a yin yang symbol).
Why doesn't Corel accept Chinese characters - it accepts roman ones - and how can I persuade it to do so? Are there fonts I can download.. and how ?

Thanks for your patience and help. Peter.

Answer:Chinese Characters in Corel Draw

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hello just mucking around with the computer on a forign epals site.
but have a slight problem i have only half the symbols in chinese and i cant write anything that makes sence im willing to buy producs as long as there under one hunbdred bucks after all its not for anything major
does anybody know where i could get a software package for upgrading my billingual computer?


Answer:help with software characters for chinese mandarin

Hi rambo,

Have you tired searching Google for the products?

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was no9t a virus

Answer:Chinese characters in my task manager...

Oh and I cannot close them...
My AVG doesn't help at all

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Everything on my PC working fine. Only problem is when I go to it displays in a language which I think is Chinese. Have cleared cookies and temporary internet files and also reset all browser settings. Weird eh!

Answer:Hotmail displays in Chinese characters!

Hi, go to MSN Homepage then click on Hotmail. In hotmail click on Options (near the top on the right). You will then see Languages, click on and choose.Cheers.

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Hi, just switched from Win 7 to 10. I had initially added a Chinese keyboard setting for writing or reading Chinese (taking Chinese classes) and also a Chinese software. The software was uninstalled just prior to the update and the 2 keyboard things were removed after. Anyhow, that's it, I did nothing 'Chinese after that, and yet, when rebooting I got the above message, "this app (in Chinese characters) is preventing you from shutting''. How can this be? Where does it come from? Since my keyboard no longer has Chinese, actually doing a search for such a file will be impossible--besides the fact that I can't really read Chinese anyways. So how do I find such an app and get rid of it?

(BTW, unlike Win 7 now on boot I get HP Solution center loading as well and don't know what to disable since doing so may actually disable the printer.)

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i installed the chinese language pack through the update, and changed the setting of "non-unicode" program in regional settings to chinese. yet when i open windows media player, all my chinese songs are in symbols. like%^&(*&

need some help.


Answer:how to display CHINESE characters in programs

You would need to switch the hole language of the user to "Chinese".
Or, try with applocale, and use it to run WMP in "chinese mode".

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I've been getting emails from a person who sends it using her blackberry
and all the chinese characters in that email has been showing as ??? on my emails.
is this a problem of my hotmail account? or is it her input system?
i notice the same on my company emails i was thinking maybe it has to do with her input system but is there any way i could read it?


Answer:Chinese Characters shown as ??? in hotmail

You probably need to install the language pack.
Start/control panel/windows update.
Check optional updates.

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was no9t a virus

Answer:Chinese characters in my task manager...

Oh and I cannot close them...
My AVG doesn't help at all

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I have a document on Microsoft Word 2002 with a couple of Chinese characters in it. I'm running XP. They appear as just some rectangles, even though the task bar in the bottom of the screen identifies the language as Chinese (Taiwan). That's the traditional Chinese characters. I've installed the OGAPluginInstall.exe file and restarted Word, but the problem remains.

I'd appreciate it very much if anyone has any advice on this. Thanks in advance,

Duh - Let me just put this here just in case it's useful for anyone else. Go to Control Panel and click 'Languages.' Click the option for installing Asian languages. It's about 250 Mb.


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Signed into Hotmail today and discovered most of it was being displayed using Chinese characters. The parts not were folders I had created and some web elements. Getting the same chinese characters in Hotmail on different browsers and computers as well. I changed my password. Is there a way I can recover Hotmail to display in English? Thanks

Answer:Hotmail displays chinese characters

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I have files (name in chinese characters) to be burn using Nero burning rom. I know that changing the regional settings enable the viewing of unicoded characters but i do not want to alter it as it affect other program!

I try using njstar to view but it didnt works! Help!!!

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Hi. I'm running an english version of xp home on my desktop machine but i was wondering if there was any way that i could make everything so that it displays chinese characters? Such as icon names, menu.... everything in fact. I know there are chinese versions of windows but i was wondering if there was an easier and, to be frank, cheaper way of doing it?

Answer:Make windows use only chinese characters?

See:click hereclick hereclick hereclick herePlenty more available...:-)

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When I open a folder which has Chinese characters as the filename, the title of the windows window appears to be squares (if you know what I mean). Also, when I want to type Chinese characters in notepad, it also appears to be squares. Please help!

Answer:Windows could not read chinese characters


Have the XP CD ready, get into Control panel>Regional and Languages and you'll need to instruct XP to install support for "East Asian languages" and "Install files for complex scripts" under the "Languages" tab.

Also under "Text services and input">Details>Advanced, tick the top most option.

Apply that, reboot and you should be right.

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How to disable typing "$"(without quote) in col. E, F & G of sheet1?. The columns is formated with currency format so that when a user input any number it will be preceded with $ but i want the cells rejects when user type in $ symbol manually.

Answer:Disable typing certain character.

Hi,I don't think it makes any difference to the data in the cell whether the user types the $ sign or not when entering data in a cell formatted as currency.Excel recognizes $ as a currency symbol and just stores the data.Regards

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Sometime ago I spill water on my keyboard, on the area of character '1'. And ever since the key '1' keeps typing himself when unneeded.
After the splitting I detached the keyboard and dried it, I cleaned it several times after it too. When nothing helped I even switched to a brand new keyboard, but even this didn't help.
So if the problem not in the keyboard, where it can be? Maybe it's the old connections of the keyboard and laptop? Maybe the connection is a little wrong? Or on what another levels the problem might be..

Guys I'll be grateful for answers and advices, really want t solve this problem

Answer:Keyboard keeps typing a character

Try re-seating the keyboard connector to the motherboard connector

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium in English, and for some reason, Chinese characters SOMETIMES won't display properly. By sometimes, I mean that when I turn my computer on, and open a program that displays Chinese characters, the characters just display as boxes. But then I restart the computer, and the Chinese characters would display properly again. Then this happens again the next time I turn on my computer. Is this some kind of bug in Windows 7? Anyone else had this problem before?

I don't want to change the language of the UI, and changing the non-unicode program language to Chinese will change the language of all my applications as well, so that's no good. Any other solutions? Thanks!

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When I start my computer and prior to the Windows welcome screen, a box appears appears on the screen with about 8-10 Japanese or Chinese characters on the blue bar at the top left corner and usually about 3 characters in the white box underneath. It will not go away until I click <okay>. Then the box goes away and the computer begins loading programs as usual. Any ideas on how to get rid of this annoyance? HP Computer running XP with McAfee Security Center and Max Secure Registry Cleaner.

Answer:Help to remove box with Chinese/Japanese Characters on Startup

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I've googled it and it seems like some others have had similar issues, but i'd like to ask if anyone knows what this is all about.
If i copy paste the line seen on screenshot, then this is what i get:


I'm 100% sure it's not malware or any other type of malicious software, so please don't start saying that my pc has a virus.
What i'd like to know, is where it's coming from and why is windows 10 doing this?

In past, in win 7, i've seen similar chinese characters somewhere in documents and settings folders within some files, i was cleaning my files, going through all the folders in docs and settings and i saw some files having similar names.

It's a fresh install of windows 10, I haven't downloaded anything, but simple things, such as google chrome, ccleaner, winamp, skype ..etc, everything from trusted sources only, so clearly it's not a virus or malware, whatever it is, it's within windows 10.
I don't think it's dangerous, but i'm just trying to figure out why my PC is going chinese on me.

Answer:Weird chinese characters appearing in windows

Check your Fonts maybe there is something wrong there.

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The closest thing I came to my subject here was the following discussion:
Windows not reading Chinese characters properly

In my case all is already set as such: Fonts are all accepted and used in many software, the language and keyboard settings set as such, etc. etc. In fact I could see/read my Chinese characters on a file name and within them (text) without problems whatsoever--all software Office, Adobe suite, Browsers, etc. can read Chinese . The thing is though, the one thing I can not do, is open a file which has Chinese characters in ts name. If I change the name to ABCD no problem, it's openable. but if I have even just one chinese character within the file then, no go.

Answer:Windows can't open files with Chinese characters

I believe that one must have Windows 7 Ultimate to load the Chinese language package.

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is it possible to configure so, that it would be possible to receive only in Latin and Cyrillica written letters? No Chinese, Japanese, etc. characters I mean.

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My computer is only a couple of weeks old. It's a T5100 and when i got it it was fine with displaying chinese and japanese characters which i am having problem with now. I didn't change any language settings or anything related to how the language would be shown. It shows totally fine on websites like chinese sites or youtube, but not on my computer programs, for example on itunes or skype, all non english words are shown with boxes. It only started recently. Yesterday i restarted my computer and it was normal but today when i opened the computer it started again. I don't really want to keep restarting my computer everytime it happens and i have a lot of songs that are boxed so it really bothers me. Any help would be greatly appreciated! 

Answer:T5100 chinese/asian characters problem

it is T510, not T5100.
What OS do you have? and whether it is Home Premium, Professional, etc.
What is the default language for non-unicode programs that you set in the language and region setting? (access this through control panel). 

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D'you know when you click on a web-page, and a pop-up box say's... 'You need to install Chinese Language Characters to display this page corectly'...
Well, when i click OK, (yes) - to install the required language characters - It asks me to insert my windows CD - and then it fails, saying: the file xjls.nls cannot be found
And when i try to install East Asian Language Characters from my WinXP Pro CD, thru Control Panel/Regional and Language Options - The same thing happens !
My copy of XP pro doesn't auto-run - so when i want to - i have to start the install or repair using 6 floppies...(it being a dodgy copy the PC builder sent me)
The file isn't on the CD when i use windows search - (even when i use folder options to 'view all files')...
So - Can anyone tell me where i can get the file from, and whether it's just a matter of 'double clicking' it to install ?

Many thanks - Blo. :beard:

Answer:chinese/east asian language characters

I'm not sure if it works but you want to install the Language
packs in the Internet Explorer Browser. Go to Tools, Internet Options, select Languages at the bottom, then click add and
install the different Languages you want the Browser to support.

You will need to close and reopen Internet Explorer for this
to take effect most likely.

Good Luck.

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Hey guys, not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I'm having some problems regarding displaying Chinese characters on windows 7 Home premium. Actually I'm not having any problems reading or writing it on websites/word etc. My specific problems involve importing emails from Outlook 2003, and favorites from Internet Explorer 6. They are fine in my old machine but after importing to windows 7, i get garbage text. Anyone know what the problem or solution is? Thanks

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I got a game on my Win7 Professional SP1 that is in Chinese, but when I start it all the text is either squares or question marks. I have done everything I know of.

In the Regional and Language window I have change format to Chinese Simplified, the current location to China, the display language to Chinese Simplified, current language for non-Unicode programs to Chinese Simplified.
I also unchecked the "Hide fonts based on language settings" button under Font Settings.

Still the game shows squares and question marks while my entire PC shows everything in Chinese.

Is there anything else that I am missing?

Answer:Chinese game on Windows 7 not showing characters?

Hello welcome to TSF! What is the name of the game. Is this the first time this has happened? Is this the first time you have installed or played the game?

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Since maybe six months ago, one website displays Chinese-looking characters in fields that require entering information. When I type English letters, it shows like weird horizontal and vertical line combinations. I haven't visited that site in quite a while; I think it was a zdnet site. But also, just tonight, a friend said she's having the same trouble with every website she visits.
Anyone out there in cyberland have an explanation, and better still, a solution?

Answer:Web pages display strange Chinese-looking characters

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Dear Sir,

I am using Windows XP Home edition.

Whenever I tried to type in certain Chinese characters in any application like Notepad, Firefox, words, etc. The application will crash will error report telling "Modname: uniime.dll" is causing problem. The application where I type in the troubled word will close after the error prompt but the windows and other application remain intact.

The same problem occurs for several Traditional Chinese characters input method, for the same Chinese character.

I have been using the same system without the said problem for years and this problem occur after I tried to use a clean disk application and canceled the process in the middle (I know I am not wise there). I was told the uniime.dll is about the IME international input method, I wish it is only a corrupted dll causing the problem. How may I reinstall that particular module or should I do other stuffs to fix it?

Best Regards,

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Here is a screenshot of the step I'm stuck at:

I have written a Chinese character on the touch keyboard but I can't seem to copy it so I can paste it elsewhere such as a search engine.

How do I copy Chinese characters from the Touch Keyboard to paste elsewhere such as search engines?

Answer:How do I copy Chinese characters from the Touch Keyboard?

I only run English, but when you run another language, do you have a Character Map for those symbols.

On my touch keyboard, holding certain keys will show additional options. You may also have an option to use different styles of keyboards which needs to be enabled in the PC settings area and then you can select the configuration from the keyboard.

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I run Windows98 IE6 and outlook expressI can select Chinese characters to be displayed in IE6 but when I try it with Outlook Express I only have options for Greek an Turkish How do I get Outlook to display Chinese characters Please

Answer:Chinese characters don't display on Outlook expres

click here

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ive got several printers and computers, which give different results. Win Live Mail displays Russian and Chinese correctly, but when sent to printer, most of them garble the characters. i dont want to delve into each printer hardware, so am hoping this is a problem with Win 7 encoding somewhere ? ive seen options in Live Mail itself, but changing them doesnt help. is there anywhere else in Win 7 itself that can be experimented with ? thanks for any help !

Answer:Printing wrong characters for Russian and Chinese

I can't be certain whether it's your printer settings or Windows that's at fault here, so I've posted this link in the hope it may help you.

Pinyin Joe - MS Windows 7 Chinese Language Features, Setup Help

As a matter of interest, do you have the Russian and Chinese language packs installed? Obviously, you would need Windows 7 Ultimate for the language packs.

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Have any of y'all seen a box that pops up with a blue border, at the top there is a penguin with 4 Chinese characters beside it. Below is another with QQ: then a box with 10000 in it, two or three more characters, another box with 10000 in it, then a small box with the image of a person in it, followed by 8 more characters.
Then below that is a larger box full of Chinese characters and some numbers. After this pops up, things deteriorate rapidly. The first thing we noticed was that the Task manager would not open. Others had other problems, eventually not being able to work at all.

I'm not asking for a solution. We have been looking High and Low, and we know how to use the tools available. I just want to know if anyone out there has come across this and if anyone knows where it came from?


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Hi - I need help in deleting files that look to be corrupt. Both the file name and the extension contain Chinese character. When I try to delete them I get the following error: " Could not fine this item" followed by "This item is no longer located in M:\..."

This is what the file names look like: 1䔴7.m伴s , 1愴8.m䔴s , 1縴5.m픴s
The file sizes which are incorrect range from 64 KB to 230 TB.

I've tried deleting them via the dos prompt, safe mode, I've used unlock on them with no luck, I have switched our my SDD to one that I had as a backup and connected the problem one as a drive but I run into the same problems.
One of the files crashes windows when I try to delete it.


Answer:I'm trying to delete corrupted file Chinese characters

chinese aye? ha... what chinese hackers got you?

anyway, If I made a youtube video this would take 10 seconds to show you but as I have to type it out manually, it seems like a lot.. but TRUST me it is nothing.. once you do it the first time, you will see it takes 10 seconds to actually do..

it just looks like a lot to explain it to you.
I'm sure people are going to tell you to try programs to delete your file.. that's fine.. but I urge you to try the"built-in" windows system of networking deleting!! no need to download any other programs!
I posted all pictures that should totally help you see what you need to be looking at!

-nobody seems to want to try this yet it is a 100% correct working way to rid yourself of stubborn files including files that won't delete due to long filenames!

Now just try it!

1. right click on the folder that has all the files in it you want to delete/change. then click "properties" ... then look for "Sharing" tab up top and click that.

2.then click "advanced sharing" in the middle of the window you now see.. tick/click "share this folder"

3. then click "permissions" and click under "full" Allow tab area *see picture below*

now click "ok" or "apply"

4. You will now see "network share Path" (\\user\whatever folder.. ) *see picture*

5. You then go back to "my computer" or open an Explorer window and look on the left for &qu... Read more

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I got an email and that email was composed in English but it appears in some Chinese type of characters in my outlook 2010. Why is it so?
It is only with this email. I cannot ask the sender to resend it.

It's an exchange server email system in our environment. I am not sure about the sender email system.

My os is updated with all patches also i am using FEP antivirus.

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Dear All,

I'm having an issue with a popup in Chinese characters.
it pop up always at the start up and then few times during the day.

it looks I have not other problems on the machine but I've tryed all type of antivirus and malware.
Avast, spybot, on line scans,
the machine were running Antivirus,andimalware and firewall since beginning, not only after "infection"

no one finds andy issue but the popup still comes.

I'm running windows 7 64 on an ASUS noteboook, i7, with ATI card.

Does anyone have the same issue? anyone knows how to wipe out?

Thanks in advance

Best Regards


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hie..i would like to know is there any ways that i can read chinese characters in windows XP.I mean got any software or updates provided by microsoft ??I want to read chinese characters in Command prompt.Thankz for helping.!

Answer:Reading Chinese Characters In Command Prompt

Not sure but I don't think you can.I use w2k pro which has multi-lingual support. On my English version of w2k pro, even with Chinese support, I open a cmd window, turn on the Chinese input method, try to type Chinese, and it won't come out. If I copy and paste Chinese characters on to the command prompt, it still won't accept it.On my Chinese version of w2k pro, that's possible.So even if your XP is XP Pro (which also has multi-lingual support), but if it's an English version, I suspect you can't do what you want.What exactly do you want to do in the cmd prompt? Maybe there's a workaround.

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KIndly pls advise how to see the Chinese Characters in CHROME or FIREFOX browser, in IE just go to "View" and select the Characters but I can't find any "View" in CHROME or FIREFOX browser.Tks a lot,John

Answer:Chinese Characters in CHROME or FIREFOX Browser

You can't...You need to install the Windows Chinese language pack to do so...

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Whenever I try to save a mp3 file, it always shows in Chinese characters. Does anyone have any solution for this.


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Hello all,

This is a really strange problem. Both my laptop and my desktop can't seem to read Chinese characters properly. The languages are installed; I can type in Chinese just fine, but if I go to a folder that contains music files in Chinese or I open up Windows Media Player, the characters are all boxes. Just plain old boxes. Yet, if I choose to play one of these songs, the correct title will show up in my Windows Live Messenger status. I'm not sure why Windows Live Messenger can read it properly, but not Windows 7 itself.

Even if I go on google chrome and go on youtube, the youtube page itself will display the characters properly, but the google chrome tab label will be boxes. The screenshot should clarify.

If anyone has any idea, I would really appreciate it. One thing that I have noticed is that if I connect my Sony mp3 player, suddenly all the characters will show up perfectly, so I really don't understand why this is. Please advise.

Thank you all in advance =D

Answer:Windows not reading Chinese characters properly

Try this:

Start> Type Fonts in search box and press enter> When fonts folder opens, click on Font Settings on left navigation pane> Untick Hide fonts based on language settings> Ok your way out.

If no fix, right click on the Ming Liu fonts in the fonts folder, and select Show. Restart to see changes.

A Guy

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Question: typing in Chinese

anyone able to tell me how to type in chinese in xp? I was recently in Hong Kong and see that they can do it there. Do I need a chinese version of windows or something? they ctrl something, then a pull down menu comes up. I really dint see how they did it.

Answer:typing in Chinese

Well you need to install the language files first. Have your XP cd ready and then follow these instructions

then follow these instuctions on how to use Chinese characters


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Question: Chinese Typing...


I do a lot of typing in Chinese, because I am working to get my official Chinese language status recognized by the government (Even though it's my first langauge...) and this requires ALOT of writing. I hate writing Chinese by hand because I have horrible writing, plus I am left-handed, so my strokes are all backwards... Anyways, I recently got a program called NJ STAR Communicator, and you basically type Chinese with it using the "Hanyu Pinyin" method. You type in what the word sound like using Latin letters, and bingo, it shows up as Chinese. Originally, there is only ONE font you can use, and that is the bland looking MingLiu... So, as a solution for this bland font, I downloaded a WHOLE bunch of Chinese fonts which are really cool...

The only problem is that certain words show up in the new cool, professional looking font, and others (the ones that have an equivalent in Simplified Chinese... Coincidence?) don't change at all... I've tried everything, even typing in simplified Chinese (although my course in traditional...) Anyone with ANY knowhow regarding Chinese typing software, please help me... This is kind of urgent. I've tried to be as specific as possible, so I've included 2 screenshots describing what I mean.

Answer:Chinese Typing...

You can visit the link below and it will help you to enable the east asian languages in your system and enable you to type in chinese language in office applications.

Let me know if it works..

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My Keyboard will all of a sudden start typing a different character when doing an Internet Search. If I go to word or other program the keyboard works fine. If I restart the computer the keyboard will once again start working property, but after a day or two it will once again start typing incorrectly for both firefox and IE.

I do not think it is a hardware issue being it types fine in programs such as Word. I have CG installed. I am not sure if this is malware or something else. I tried hitting NumLk but that did nothing.

Any suggestion on what to do next time this happens.

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Notebook I have is HP Pavilion dv7-4120em Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English) with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit installed.

I'm using Windows 7 in English language, but besides English keyboard layout, I have additional keyboard layouts installed for Slovenian an Russian language. My native language is Slovenian and this type of keyboard layout I use primarily. I have a very peculiar problem. One day the character '}' stopped working. On Slovenian keyboard it is generated with AltGr+N combination. But NOTHING happens! Left curly brace '{' is generated as expected with AltGr+B combination. It is really annoying as I earn my living with application programming in C++ and I really need this character. I can produce this sign with Alt+125 combination. Now this is strange or what?

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I also tried English keyboard layout and character '}' is generated without a problem, but here the combination is different Shift+].

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I've called Microsoft Slovenia tech support and they have no clue. I've called HP Slovenia tech support and they also have no clue. I can't believe it!

Is there any way to diagnose/debug the problem? From keyboard driver key press detection to keyboard layout id mapping to finally user space representation? I really, really don't want to reinstall Windows for this.

Thank you for all the help and suggestions!

Answer:Keyboard character '}' not generated while typing

Hello RustFree, welcome to SF!

Have a look at this tut and see what your keyboard setup looks like?
Keyboard Layout Preview

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Hi Everyone,

I'm working on Windows XP and on two PC's, I'm unable to manually enter in special characters using the Character Maps unicode. I can copy and paste without any issue, but if I'm manually entering by using NUM LOCK and then the ALT + keys combination, nothing happens. I'm using a Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser keyboard but the other PC is just simply a standard keyboard / mouse set up.

Any ideas please guys?



Answer:Character Map - Typing Code Issue

Your problem IS your Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser keyboard. Are you sure your Keypad is on (Numlock ON, numerical entry)? Test it using Notepad, just use the Keypad and type numbers.

What you are trying to do using the Keypad will only work with a standard keyboard using ASCII standard codes. These new fancy multi-function keyboards MAY not using ASCII standard for the Keypad.

By the way, why don't you just leave Numlock ON?

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Hello all -

I am trying to do a Windows 7 reinstall from my Samsung Recovery disk, as I have a Samsung laptop. I have received the infamous "windows could not format a partition on disk 0...Error code: 0x80070057" error. Through researching this forum it seems the diskpart program is used to troubleshoot. However, the program only displays English from the command lines or numbers (i.e. - 465 GB). Everything else is displayed as Chinese or Japanese characters. Is there a way to change the language to all English? Thanks.

Answer:Diskpart not in English. Displaying Chinese or Japanese characters

Hello richarmb Welcome to the Seven Forums!

With a factory recovery disk that should automatically reformat and reOS the drive for you. That works along with the hidden recovery partition to bring everything back to how you saw the preinstall when first buying the laptop.

Since the manufacturer is actually South Korean with a US product and support site. Samsung - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia the default language for non user items would be in the native language and unfortunately not flexible like adding language packs onto Windows itself. You're dealing with hard copy media not an OS already install in that sense.

The only option for a clean install with an English version of the Disk Part tool would be borrowing someone else's 7 dvd and then entering the key on the sticker itself. But you shouldn't even be needing Disk Part with any factory restore option.

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I just bought a new desktop yesterday and has just transferred most of my music and photos from my existing laptop to my new desktop. however i realized that most of my chinese songs wouldn't display correctly once transferred to vista (from xp system).
Can someone please let me know if they have the same problem in itunes and advice on how to fix the problem (instead of renaming each song manually)

thank you very much in advance

for your reference: (some displays correctly some doesn't, why?)

Answer:Problems with displaying chinese traditional characters on Itunes.

thanks . got it fixed already.

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Issue: All Chinese characters I try to view in text editors are being displayed as squares.

I can view the file in a browser (Chrome) and the Chinese characters appear correctly, but in text editors they are squares.

Background: I recently installed Windows 7 Service Pack 1 along with many other updates. I had not been installing any updates (yeah I know) but I wanted to be able to edit files with Chinese characters in them, so I installed all the available updates.

After I restarted the first time, I was delighted to see that the characters which were squares before were now legible Chinese characters. However, when I restarted again, the characters were back to squares.

I checked for updates and saw a few optional updates were available. I installed them, restarted, and the characters were back to being legible. I restarted again and the characters returned to being squares.

Now there are no available updates and the characters still display as squares. This happens no matter what text editor I use, be it Notepad++, Sublime Text, or plain old Notepad. The file is encoded with UTF-8 (it's been that way during both when I could see the characters and when I couldn't). It also happens no matter what font I use.

How can I fix this issue?

Answer:Chinese characters display as squares in text editors

My chinese word suddenly appear as Square box

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I used Explorer++ as a replacement to windows explorer. Tested it's search feature to look for a AT&T text file. It finds strange Chinese characters that Windows search doesn't find.

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I have no idea why it found these or why they are on my system. I'd look at them in a text editor then copy and paste the contents to Google Translate to see what these documents say, but they are not click able. No location address is given for these files either.

How can I make these clickable and open them in an editor?

Answer:Explorer++ finds strange Chinese characters - How to open them?

I see this got moved out of General.. it really is only a Windows question however.. it does not matter what program I used to find these Chinese files - (These files have nothing to do with the Explorer++ program) with any Chinese files on my system of this sort.. what do I use to open them?

Windows itself must have some way to access and display the contents of these files. Do I need support for Chinese characters before a text editor will be able to open them? I want to know.. why are these files in Windows not clickable.

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