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Opening documents in different languages

by Jazz8146 / August 13, 2006 5:53 PM PDT

Hi all,

I'm trying to open documents in thai and korean but having no luck. I have gone into the control panel and regional then language settings and installed both. I have also tried many websites for language packs but still no luck. I sent the document to my friend and he can open it fine. Am i doing something wrong? I can send the file to people who are willing to help to see if they can see the problem.

Many Thanks


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Re: opening documents in asian languages
by Kees Bakker / August 13, 2006 6:19 PM PDT

1. What does 'no luck' exactly mean?
2. What documents, what program? It might be MS Word, but you don't explicitely state that.
3. How did you install those languages?
4. What websites did you try?


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Language probelm
by Jazz8146 / August 15, 2006 7:33 PM PDT

No luck means it just shows blocks and no characters i.e doesnt work.

The documents are from a client that require printing as i work for a print comapny, i can send you these if you like, i know other people can open them. I am using Microsoft word 2003 with the most updated version.

To install lanaguage packs i went to regional settings in the control panel and then languages then clicked the required languages. I also tried going on the msn site of the required language and it automatically installed for me. I know this works as i can view the website now. Some documents i can open that they send me in korean and thai but others i cant.

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