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How can I get IE 8 to display Chinese characters?

Bryan641 asked on
Site: https://intranet.invuesecurity.com/include/custlogin.rsp?lang=zh 
This works in IE6, Firefox & Safari, but in IE 8 I just get little boxes for the Chinese characters.
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Matt H - replied on

Hi Ananth.P,

I can read that page fine too.

It sure sounds like an IE 8 install problem to me.
Let me know how it goes.


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HongyuWu replied on

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3867678/how-can-i-make-chinese-characters-show-in-ie8-without-forcing-compatibility-mode

The problem is that IE8's default font for Chinese is set to nothing!

Here's the fix.

  1. Push alt to bring up the file menu.

  2. Go to /tools/internet options/fonts/

  3. Set the "Language Script" to Chinese Simplified

  4. Select the only option - Arial Unicode MS

  5. Accept the changes- problem solved.

This oversight affects Chinese Traditional, Korean, Japanese, and probably most other asian languages.

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