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Solution for chinese fonts change to symbols

by kmchao / September 11, 2004 1:12 PM PDT

Having problem with symbols overide my chinese fonts. i have had my computer restored but the problem still remain. i am not sure if it is relate to spyware problem or not. Because my XP Pro is running perfectly after i have installed a spywarekiller

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Re: Solution for chinese fonts change to symbols
by Papa Echo / September 11, 2004 1:59 PM PDT

You need to supply more information:

When are the fonts overridden ? If when browsing, which browser ? If word processing, which program ? Other occassions ? Can you describe the symbols ?

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Re: Solution for chinese fonts change to symbols
by kmchao / September 12, 2004 12:24 AM PDT

Thank you for reply me. The symbols are empty square for all words in chinese. Not occassionally, the symbols operate when i start my computer. i can do my word processing, the IE browser, however, i can't recongize the word in task bar, function bar, which in chinese system fonts. Fortunately, i can read chinese words on the web. The problem occured yesterday.

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"The problem occured yesterday."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 12, 2004 12:32 AM PDT

Use SYSTEM RESTORE to the day before yesterday.


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Re: Solution for chinese fonts change to symbols
by Papa Echo / September 12, 2004 9:24 AM PDT

A 'square' instead of a 'font' usually means that the system cannot reconize the font used, or that the system does not have that particular font installed, or that font file has been corrupted or damaged. As Bob has suggested, roll back using System Restore. Do check for viruses and parasites. How did you make your XP to read Chinese ? If system Restore does not work, Maybe you need to reinstall that program, or use Windows Update to install non-critical updates with regard to Chinese Language reconization, maybe also running sfc to check and repair system files.....

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Re: it's 'chinese compatible' maybe?
by jonah jones / September 12, 2004 8:34 PM PDT

in IE go to "view" --> "encoding" --> select 'chinese simplified' or 'chinese traditional' as the default, if that doesnt work use 'auto select' (although in my XP -hebrew compatible- i found that it sometimes 'changes' for no reason) ....

it's possible that some program or site "took over" your font...

hope this helps



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(NT) (NT) Sum Ting Wong? lol
by xcks / September 12, 2004 8:11 PM PDT
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