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Using Spamassassin: how to block Japanese, Chinese, etc. characters

Q: Using Spamassassin: how to block Japanese, Chinese, etc. characters

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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Preferred Solution: Using Spamassassin: how to block Japanese, Chinese, etc. characters

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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.

A:Can't display Chinese and Japanese characters

Here is a link that may help, http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-performance/chinese-and-japanese-characters-are-displayed/28d7b409-2c42-480f-804c-14dc1016ffc3?page=2 .

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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.

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

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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.

A: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'm having a really strange problem... the computer disk keeps getting full, I've kept uninstalling programs and deleting data, but amazingly after maybe 30-60 minutes I will lose 300mb or more of space... until I'm down to 10mb or even 0 @ one point... I'm stumped.

Hijack Log --


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:27:55 PM, on 3/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
E:\Blue Coat K9 Web Protection\k9filter.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
E:\CA Internet Security Suite\cctray\cctray.exe
E:\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\CAVRID.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
E:\CA Internet Security Sui... Read more

A:Hijack Log, jpegs, Strange Japanese/Chinese/DontKnow Characters

anyone ?

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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.

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

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My Ibm Computer On Booting Up Launches In Chinese Or Japanese Instead Of English Has Anybody Any Solutions The Computer Is An Ibm R40 Thanks For Looking

A:Windows Starts Up In Japanese Or Chinese

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searching in the registry i found these keys
my windows 7 64bit sp1 is original , it's italian , and i have no japanese or chinese software

but i found this

can i delete them?
and is there a program ,a registry finder that can help to find out such entries?


antivirus eset smart security 64bit always update
malwarebyte updated
scanned my system as well

A:why do i have chinese/japanese entries in the registy? help

Could they possibly be pictures, songs or videos?

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I donít have the international language reader and writing thing. With all languages that are non alphabetical like Japanese the computer displays blank boxes.

can anyone help


A:Japanese characters

Are you talking about installing the East Asian Language pack? If so check

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I have installed the Japanese character set to allow our Japanese homestay student to write home, but now I find that the \ sign is continually replaced by the yen sign. Any ideas?

A:Japanese characters

Change the language back to English, see: http://www.luc.edu/infotech/document/language-xp.html

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I have a Windows XP, which can read Japanese characters but not write, so I looked for an IME. I found one from Microsoft, but it requires Office XP, which I'm really not a fan of (since I use OpenOffice.org). Is there another way? (I think it also applies to any other language IME.)

A:Japanese Characters!

Did you check to see if there are any available for OO.o?

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Hi all,

I have searched all over the net for a solution and can't find one. First, a description of the problem:
The Language Bar is showing up fine. I can use Chinese and alternative English keyboard layouts without any problems. However, I can't use Japanese at all. It is not even shown as an option when I click the button to change languages. Furthermore, keyboard shortcuts don't work.

I got it to show the Japanese option when I "restored" the Language Bar, right clicked it, and turned it vertical, but after turning it back to horizontal, the option disappeared. Desperate to get it back, I turned it back to vertical. It's no longer there either way!

I heard that a Windows Vista Update removed some guy's Japanese language support completely. He fixed it with System Restore. But I'm using Windows XP Pro and there's so many updates I don't know when to restore to and I don't want to restore.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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I want to reformat a laptop that is bought from my father abroad. But sadly I don't understand what it says, I just want to make it boot CD/USB first. But its giving me hard time. And also, It won't the desktop. I mean when it starts, and when the Login window appear. Everytime I try to login, it will just show the background and the sound. But after a few seconds, it will logoff back. Maybe its because when I try to use the anti-virus Avast during startup and the laptop suddenly lost its power. (I forgot to charge it) Maybe thats the cause, because I pick "Delete all" whenever it finds a virus. And this virus named "virot" keeps on popping everytime it scans a .exe file. Thats the reason why I want to reformat this laptop.

Btw, here are the pictures I want to translate to english.


A:English translation of this Chinese/Japanese BIOS

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For the past while or so I have been getting Chinese Japanese popups on my Asus Eee(Using XP Sp3). They always open in internet explorer every so often. I have run a complete SpyBot scan, as well as AVG 8.5 and Ad-Ware Home Edition. I believe this is also related to the 0xc0150004 I have been recieveing when using Mojopac. I can't open iTunes or MSN Live etc etc due to the error. I only have a 4gig hard drive hence the use of Mojopac on my 500gb external.

Some other people have both the error and pop ups and usually the fix is different..

I have run a HiJack This and here are my results.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:03:07 AM, on 7/30/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Asus\EeePC ACPI\AsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Asus\EeePC ACPI\AsAcpiSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Atheros\ACU.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
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A:0xc0150004 on Mojopac with Chinese/Japanese popups

I have grabbed the URL of the pop up. It redirects from http://www2.866-86.cn/a/nd/b2.htm


My Computer> always opens new drives in a new window. It had created doubles of every folder, set the real folders to hidden and the new ones are "FolderName.exe", which open as new windows. Dunno if there is any relavence there but it's worth stating.

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So I reformatted my computer the other day, reinstalled windows XP... when going though the setup I'm pretty sure I installed all the language packs that where available so I was capable of seeing and typing in Japanese, but it seems I missed something. I have no problem seeing all characters on the webpages and I have no problems typing in Japanese but these are the following things that seems to not work that use to before I reformatted.
-Setups for programs don't show the Japanese characters
-In Itunes for some reason all but a few CDs don't show the correct characters
-I can rename files in Japanese but some of my old files don't show the characters anymore
-All text in Japanese games don't show up correctly

I have tried multiple different packages on the Microsoft page (probably shouldn't since I'm not sure what I'm doing) to see if any of them worked but I'm still having the same problem. and I have no idea what was done to my computer to make everything show Japanese before.

any suggestions?

A:Can't get all japanese characters to show

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Hi all, my wife is Japanese and we are in the market to buy a new desktop PC.
My wife wants a Japanese keyboard, and wants to be able to email her friends back in Japan with Japanese characters text.

How do we do this, do we get a Japanese version of Vista, or Japanese version of Microsoft words.

Anyone be able to offer us some advice ?

Thanks kindly,


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I am using PPT to open a word document:
Function BuildMenu()
Dim WdAppMenu As Word.Application, WdDocMenu As Word.Document
On Error Resume Next

Set WdAppMenu = GetObject(, "Word.Application")
If Err.Number <> 0 Then 'Word isn't already running
Set WdAppMenu = CreateObject("Word.Application")
End If
On Error GoTo 0

Set WdDocMenu = WdAppMenu.Documents.Open("C:\menu.docx")

WdAppMenu.Visible = True
then making some automated word replacements and saving the file as an xml:
vSavePath = WdAppMenu.ActiveDocument.Path & "\" & WdAppMenu.ActiveDocument.Name
WdAppMenu.ActiveDocument.SaveAs FileName:=Replace(vSavePath, ".docx", ".xml"), FileFormat:=wdFormatText

Set WdAppMenu = Nothing

Kill (vSavePath)

But I am losing the japanese characters originally in the doc it start with - they are being replaced with '????"
Anybody run into this??? cna you help???

A:Losing Japanese characters......

If I dont try to convert it to an xml doc it keeps the formatting?!?!?!?
Please help!

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I have a site with UTF-8 encoding. The site uses some japanese characters. However some customer complains that they can see only small boxes instead of the japanese characters both with IE and Firefox.
It is probably OS related as the problem occurs only on XP machines (at least until now). But not all XP shows the wrong characters only some of them.

Any idea what to suggest to the visitors?

Thanks in advance!

A:Problem with Japanese characters

Maybe that person needs to have the Japanese script/font thing installed on their PC?

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Alright, so I've had this problem for some time now but it has never been annoying enough to bother do anything about until now. It seems that random characters in certain fonts display as Japanese characters. I don't have any language packs other than English installed, but years ago I remember installing something to make Windows display Japanese characters rather than just rectangles.Unfortunately I've long since forgotten what exactly I did. Would any of you happen to have any idea what I could do to fix this?

A:Rogue Japanese characters?

Post #4:

Uninstall Japanese Language Pack (XP Pro/SP2) | Windows Secrets Lounge)

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I've been trying all the downloads concerning IMEs and other upgrades for IE... but what I was really aiming for was this.

Okay, I've got an application I used to run in a Japanese Windows XP Pro and it ran well. This application depends on other files, like .dlls. The name of the application was in Japanese characters, but now when I transferred it to my Win XP Pro SP2 (In Spanish) the text that was formerly Japanese has become weird letters with accents and ats.

Could someone please tell me what do I have to do to enable compatibility in a Windows that isn't from an East Asian interface so that I am able to read and edit folders and files with Asian characters? The help would be appreaciated, thanks.

A:Win XP - Compatibility with Japanese Characters

Eriol-kun-12 said:

I've been trying all the downloads concerning IMEs and other upgrades for IE... but what I was really aiming for was this.

Okay, I've got an application I used to run in a Japanese Windows XP Pro and it ran well. This application depends on other files, like .dlls. The name of the application was in Japanese characters, but now when I transferred it to my Win XP Pro SP2 (In Spanish) the text that was formerly Japanese has become weird letters with accents and ats.

Could someone please tell me what do I have to do to enable compatibility in a Windows that isn't from an East Asian interface so that I am able to read and edit folders and files with Asian characters? The help would be appreaciated, thanks.Click to expand...

Hi Eriol-kun-12,

Welcome to TSG!

This is primarily an Internationalization (I18N) problem. Since your base system is now (In Spanish), your loacale is probably Spanish. In order for the Janpanese software to run, it probably needs a Japanese locale.

You can try using the search function for all open forums here at TSG and search for the keyword locale. There may be a thread about the same issue and how to solve it which would probably involve resetting the locale, hopefully, only for that program. You probably have to install the Japanese locale dlls - which the application is not finding.

If you do not find where to get them, you can always try going to the Microsoft Support website, http://support.microsoft.com , an... Read more

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About 1/3 of the time Japanese characters in filenames, itunes, etc do not show. They show the square boxes. The characters show in the internet browser all of the time. Restarting the computer makes them work again.

I can turn off my computer, turn it on the next day, and they will work. Then I can turn it off, turn it on the day after that, and they won't work again.

Also, in the volume mixer, applications have the same squares at the end of the word
IE: Systemsounds[] VLC Player[] Google Chrome[]

A:Japanese Characters Do Not Always Show

Try doing this: How can I get Chinese/Japanese characters to display properly - Microsoft Answers to see if it helps. Just substitute Chinese for which ever language you need.

Try reinstalling the Japanese language as it may have been corrupted.

Another thing you can try is creating a new user account.

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One of the applications I use shows Chinese and Japanese text in jumplist as squares. This is happening only on one computer. I tested it on some several other (32 and 64 bit) computers and it is showing everything correctly. The computer that it is not working correctly is running 32bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate. All computers are running English version of windows 7.

What can be the reason of the strange behavior? How can I fix it?

A:Application jumplist not showing Chinese and Japanese text

As you have Windows 7 Ultimate, have you tried downloading the japanese and mandarin language packs?

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I have Office 2003 installed...but websites with Japanese or Chinese still don't display correctly (like Wikipedia).

A:How do I make the computer display Chinese and Japanese correctly?

Character recognition software is on your Windows XP CD.

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I have had Japanese installed on my language bar for some time, but lately when I try to use it, the wrong characters appear when I type in the Romaji. I tried deleting the Japanese IME and re-adding it, but it made no difference. Could this be caused by a virus? How can I fix it? It still works fine on my laptop, it's only my desktop that is affected.

A:Wrong characters appear when typing Japanese

Hi nfarrier, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Yes, it can be virus. Did you made any changes on the PC recently?

As mentioned by Yard Dog, run Malwarebyts to scan for malwares. Run antivrus, and do SFC/SCANNOW to check for any errors.

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Is there any way to display japanese characters without using the Windows CD to install it when IE prompts me to? I don't have the Windows CD, so is there a website where I can download it from or something or is there another way like just displaying them in Firefox or something? Thanks much!

A:Display Japanese characters in IE or Firefox?

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I have a fair bit of japanese music in my library and some of the songs which are just written in kanji are displayed as rectangles. As I have just found out from writing this, copying and pasting these into a browser results in them looking correct like this -> &#12469;&#12452;&#12463;&#12523; (Cycle).

So basically in explorer and media player 12 japanese characters are not displayed correctly but in my browser (google chrome) they are. Anyone know how to fix this?

A:Japanese characters not displayed in Windows 7

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I'm supporting a website which on the first load displays '??????' but by refreshing it it displays the correct values. This happens every first load of the website. I Believe this has something to do with the encoding but not sure.

By the way , characters are supposed to be in Japanese. I'm using windows xp charset to utf 8. installed also east Asian language since almost all content of the page is Japanese

In another note. I beileve the html tags are generated via javascript (jSon request) and inserted to as an inner html tag using javascript.

Appreciate anyone's help on this.

Thank you,

A:IE7 '?????' on first load Japanese characters [Moved from IE]

Still having this issue. Any one's help is appreciated :)

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Hi all,

I just noticed that iTunes in the x64 version of windows 7 doesn't display any japanese characters. Judging by the nature of the problem, I don't think it displays any foreign Unicode characters.

I have my computer set up to properly display (and also type) japanese. I surf japanese websites all the time and for some reason iTunes refuses to do this. I tried sifting through the new preferences interface but can't find anything with regard to unicode support for applications, or anything related to it for that matter.

Any input regarding this issue is greatly appreciated, even if it regards a completely different language.


A:Windows 7 x64 and Japanese characters in iTunes

in my windows 7 32bit, they are displayed in itunes. weird

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Exakt same problem as this guy:


But I couldnt write in that thread. It was closed for some reason.

A:Japanese characters not displayed in Windows 7

Why would you write in someone else's thread, anyway?

Do you have East Asian language support turned on in Control Panel? Have you tried installing tha Japanese language pack (should not be needed just to display Japanese)?

Do you see Japanese characters in my signature?

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I recently sent my computer in for a replacement hard drive. They installed Chinese input in my language bar (I assume because it's a Taiwanese company). I have tried removing it from Regional and Language Settings, but even when it's not listed in the keyboards section, it keeps showing up in the language bar. Sometimes when I restart it disappears, and sometimes it reappears in the keyboards and the language bar. It's really obnoxious.

Additionally, I often use Japanese input in the language bar (so I don't want to just remove the language bar entirely), but when it's in Half-Width Alphanumeric (English character) mode, it still uses a Japanese keyboard layout (as in ' becomes :, ) becomes (, etc.) . Is there any way to fix this? I never had this problem in XP.

Thank you in advance.

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I need help. I am a MMD designer so naturally i work with models that contain katana. When i want to save my
work I am unable to do this. I need to stuff them in a zip so that I can download them later (I'm basically backing them up on Mediafire so i can preserve space and ram ). Usually i upload them if they have NO usage what so ever.Models can be up to 100 - 200mb . 200 being the biggest and thats usually when more then 1 model is inside.
Well basically , I am unable to to put the model in a zip because her files , textures , and .spa and stuff are all in Japanese. Well this wouldn't be so bad and i would change it if it didn't involve ruining the model itself. When you rename a model's texture , It vanishes from that model turning it white or deforming it. Is there a way to put her in a zip ? I'm not changing her Katana characters just because it disagrees with them.I've worked too hard on her.

A:Japanese , Korean and Chinese files aren't allowed in Zips

Oh wow thanks soooooo much for the Help you guys I really Appreciate it

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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 dywt.com.cn

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
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A: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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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?

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

A:Using chinese characters with aol pro

http://translate.google.com /&#65283;&#24681;| zh - cn&#30340;|&#23581;&#35797;&#65285;20this&#65285;20site&#65285;3A&#26465;&#65285;&#31572;

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I'm a new guy around here so please pardon my ignorance.

I'm having a strange problem. I used to be able to enter ASCII characters anywhere, but recently I can only get the ones I want in msn messenger. In everywhere else, including notepad, they show up as japanese characters. For example, alt+0174 is "registered sign" normally, but nowadays I get a "&#12483;" when pressing alt+0174. By the way, my current default typing language is Japanese, but I'm using a standard US keyboard. The thing is, I had been typing with IME Japanese from way before this problem started, so I don't this is the cause.

When I checked character map, the keyboard shortcuts for everything seems to have disappeared, and only the japanese characters in fonts like MS Mincho have them. The last time i checked, which was before this problem started, the shortcuts were in all the correct places.

Can anyone help me with this problem? Thanks in advance.

A:ASCII special characters showing up as japanese

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So i have this file in my
1KB  and last modified 2015-05-25
I remember i removed that file but somehow it came back
Any suggestions on what the file might actually be?Virustotal  https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/c24ad17c8503baf853d82db674fb8e6bf42fb270799d79066a8aacae538822e3/analysis/1433447154/
With notepad

A:File in appdata with strange japanese characters? 1kb

Google translate comes up with: Wandaoxianshe ⁲ Yanyangxianqi ⁁ Xitu Tibianyitu ⹴ Tong laoWhich says they are Chinese. I would Google some of those names and see if you can find a corresponding application.

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I noticed this problem after I upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista. I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate and I installed the Japanese language pack. I know this is the OS because if I start the computer while not hooked up to the internet and start iTunes the Japanese text will be displayed properly.

If I then connect to the internet any site in Japanese will show the characters but over time in both iTunes and my browsers the text will revert to just boxes. Not sure why this is happening. Sorry if this topic has already been discussed, did not see it.

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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.

A: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?

A: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. 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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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!

A: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 followinghttp://www.pandasoftware.com/products/ActiveScan.htmhttp://housecall.trendmicro.com/Hope this helps

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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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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*
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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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A: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 scan...click 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,

A:Chinese Characters on XP Netbook

Hello,See if this link is of any help: http://mandarin.about.com/od/writingmandarin/ss/setupxp.htm. 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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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.

A: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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Hi everyone

I just signed up, searched before I signed up, found nothing so I signed up

Anyway, so yeah. I got the Chaos; Head visual novel (in Japanese &#26085;&#26412;&#35486, during the installation process, everything (terms of agreement, all the installation instructions etc.) showed up as "????" and some Arabic characters in between.

I ignored all that, didn't think it would really affect the game. Well, when I started playing, all I got in the text boxes were


So clearly my PC has a very difficult time rendering Unicode/Japanese characters , despite having the Japanese IME installed.

I'm running Windows XP 64, and &#12393;&#12358;&#12418;&#12354;&#12426;&#12364;&#12392;&#12358;&#12288;

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