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How to Read Chinese in Windows XP

Problem

Internet Explorer shows Chinese characters as squares and not readable.

Windows can not Read Chinese

Solution

To read Chinese in Windows XP, you need to install the East Asian Language. You will need Windows XP CD during installation. Here are the steps.

  1. Access the Windows control panel

    Access Control Panel

  2. Access regional optionsAccess Regional Options

  3. Add other languagesAdd Other Languages

  4. Check “Install Files for East Asian Languages”. Follow instructions on the screen to install the language package. Check Install Files for East Asian Languages

  5. After you reboot the computer, you should be able to read Chinese.

    Reading Chinese after Reboot

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