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Japnese displays incorrectly as unreadable symbols, is there a unicode option anymore?

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FredMcD
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Go to https://support.microsoft.com and download the language pack.

Go to https://support.microsoft.com and download the language pack.
cor-el
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Does this happen on all Japanese websites?

Can you attach a screenshot?

  • use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot
  • make sure that you do not exceed the maximum size of 1 MB
Does this happen on all Japanese websites? Can you attach a screenshot? *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenshot *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-do-i-create-screenshot-my-problem *use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot *make sure that you do not exceed the maximum size of 1 MB

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cor-el said

Does this happen on all Japanese websites? Can you attach a screenshot?
  • use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot
  • make sure that you do not exceed the maximum size of 1 MB

Here is a copy/paste from a site named GameFaqs of a game walkthrough and his explanation from 2009 on how to fix the symbols to read as Japanese. The unreadable symbols at the top are what Firefox does to his Japanese. 白騎士物語 ~古の鼓動~ White Knight Chronicles "Part I" Complete Japanese Guide

Version 2.00

  • YOU MUST ENABLE UNICODE ON YOUR BROWSER TO VIEW JAPANESE CORRECTLY*

FireFox User instruction: Click on "view" on the browser menu, Select "Character Encondings," then find "Unicode (UTF-8)" to view the Japanese correctly.

You can go here yourself and see what it looks like:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps3/935684-white-knight-chronicles-international-edition/faqs/55471

''cor-el [[#answer-882224|said]]'' <blockquote> Does this happen on all Japanese websites? Can you attach a screenshot? *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenshot *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-do-i-create-screenshot-my-problem *use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot *make sure that you do not exceed the maximum size of 1 MB </blockquote> Here is a copy/paste from a site named GameFaqs of a game walkthrough and his explanation from 2009 on how to fix the symbols to read as Japanese. The unreadable symbols at the top are what Firefox does to his Japanese. ''' 白騎士物語 ~古の鼓動~''' White Knight Chronicles "Part I" Complete Japanese Guide Version 2.00 *YOU MUST ENABLE UNICODE ON YOUR BROWSER TO VIEW JAPANESE CORRECTLY* FireFox User instruction: Click on "view" on the browser menu, Select "Character Encondings," then find "Unicode (UTF-8)" to view the Japanese correctly. You can go here yourself and see what it looks like: http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps3/935684-white-knight-chronicles-international-edition/faqs/55471

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FredMcD said

Go to https://support.microsoft.com and download the language pack.

A little more info would be helpful, there's like 50 places that might be hidden with that bunch of idiots.

''FredMcD [[#answer-882222|said]]'' <blockquote> Go to https://support.microsoft.com and download the language pack. </blockquote> A little more info would be helpful, there's like 50 places that might be hidden with that bunch of idiots.
cor-el
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That page is send by the server as text/html;charset=iso-8859-1. Firefox uses for me windows-1252 as seen in "Tools > Page Info > General" You need to change the encoding manually yourself to Unicode. That works for me.

  • View > Text Encoding > Unicode

You can tap the Alt key or press F10 to show the Menu Bar

That page is send by the server as text/html;charset=iso-8859-1. Firefox uses for me windows-1252 as seen in "Tools > Page Info > General" You need to change the encoding manually yourself to Unicode. That works for me. *View > Text Encoding > Unicode You can tap the Alt key or press F10 to show the Menu Bar

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cor-el said

That page is send by the server as text/html;charset=iso-8859-1. Firefox uses for me windows-1252 as seen in "Tools > Page Info > General" You need to change the encoding manually yourself to Unicode. That works for me.
  • View > Text Encoding > Unicode
You can tap the Alt key or press F10 to show the Menu Bar

Where the heck is this "View" you both are mentioning? I don't see it anywhere?

''cor-el [[#answer-882231|said]]'' <blockquote> That page is send by the server as text/html;charset=iso-8859-1. Firefox uses for me windows-1252 as seen in "Tools > Page Info > General" You need to change the encoding manually yourself to Unicode. That works for me. *View > Text Encoding > Unicode You can tap the Alt key or press F10 to show the Menu Bar </blockquote> Where the heck is this "View" you both are mentioning? I don't see it anywhere?

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cor-el said
That page is send by the server as text/html;charset=iso-8859-1. Firefox uses for me windows-1252 as seen in "Tools > Page Info > General" You need to change the encoding manually yourself to Unicode. That works for me.
  • View > Text Encoding > Unicode
You can tap the Alt key or press F10 to show the Menu Bar

Where the heck is this "View" you both are mentioning? I don't see it anywhere?

OK I found it, god sometimes I'm just rock headed, thanks. That solved it.

''Aragorn8354 [[#answer-882232|said]]'' <blockquote> ''cor-el [[#answer-882231|said]]'' <blockquote> That page is send by the server as text/html;charset=iso-8859-1. Firefox uses for me windows-1252 as seen in "Tools > Page Info > General" You need to change the encoding manually yourself to Unicode. That works for me. *View > Text Encoding > Unicode You can tap the Alt key or press F10 to show the Menu Bar </blockquote> Where the heck is this "View" you both are mentioning? I don't see it anywhere? </blockquote> OK I found it, god sometimes I'm just rock headed, thanks. That solved it.
cor-el
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You're welcome.

You're welcome.
FredMcD
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