How can i view chinese programs on a english xp computer correctly

By o0 o 0 o o0
Feb 25, 2006
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  1. Ok i can view chinese fonts correctly like webpages and emails, but when i download a chinese program which is originally chinese (simplified or traditional) all the characters are just garbage.
    I have already installed fonts via control panel, but chinese programs just dont display correctly, is there a way to fix this.
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    As far as I know, there is nothing you can do about it aside from getting the Chinese version of XP.

    I have heard that Vista will be able to switch the user interface to various languages, but XP (as far as I know) can not do this.

    Note: the opposite in XP works fine. If you have Chinese XP, you can install ANY English software no problem. XP chinese version is built on top of the English version so all English software works. But the English version has no idea what Chinese characters are, and just messes them all up.
  3. transviruses

    transviruses Newcomer, in training Posts: 67

    i have the same problem of viewing chinese programs.
  4. o0 o 0 o o0

    o0 o 0 o o0 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Well is there a way to actualy install a chinese viewer so EVRYTHING displays correctly.
  5. o0 o 0 o o0

    o0 o 0 o o0 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Paying $49.- for a program that allows you to view Chinese stuff is a lot cheaper than having to buy a Chines version of XP!
    Come on cheapskates, support the program-makers, they've done an honest job!
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    confuscious say: man who do business in china deal with great firewall
  8. peepnklown

    peepnklown Newcomer, in training Posts: 136

    I wonder if anyone has tried this…Start – Settings – Control Panel – Regional & Language Options – Languages Tab…You’ll need your Windows XP CD to install the supplemental language support.
  9. transviruses

    transviruses Newcomer, in training Posts: 67

    confuscious say: Uuuu go to jail! bad boy!!! <---from russel peters
  10. transviruses

    transviruses Newcomer, in training Posts: 67

    i can view chinese programs now go to start>control panel>regional and Language options>click on Advance tab on the top the select a language in the below Langua for non-Unicode Programs.then restart ur pc
    it should work
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