Change default encoding from Unicode

By dotVezz
May 23, 2011
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  1. Hey everyone. You can read this long, detailed explanation or you can read the simplified bullets. I hope you'll be able to get all the information you need either way.

    I have a Windows 7 PC, and I have some Korean software that I want to use, but it doesn't work (well) with default UTF-8 or any other Unicode encoding (as far as I know). I seem to recall Windows XP having a way to change the default encoding, but I can't find anything like that in Win7.

    With the standard IME, I can type Hangul without any issues at all, and some Korean programs (with unicode support) work, but many (Localized) programs don't.

    * Korean software is funky in unicode (Screenshot:

    My syetem:
    * Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
  2. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 777   +57

    Perhaps try changing System Locale to Korean? In Control Panel, click on Region & Language. Then select Administrate tab. You'll see the button Change System Locale. Take a look at this FAQ:

    3rd from the bottom is about System Locale.
  3. dotVezz

    dotVezz TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 111

    Oddly, that didn't do anything. Although it really seems like it should...
  4. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 777   +57

    Did some research. Looks like you need to have the Korean Language Pack installed. The thing is that's available as an optional update for Enterprise & Ultimate, not Home Premium, which is what you have. Google Korean Language Pack Windows 7 64 bit, 4th link from the top, has direct links to Plus instructions.
  5. dotVezz

    dotVezz TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 111

    Well that's unfortunate. Thanks.
  6. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 777   +57

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