How can I get IE 8 to display Chinese characters?
This works in IE6, Firefox & Safari, but in IE 8 I just get little boxes for the Chinese characters.
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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The problem is that IE8's default font for Chinese is set to nothing!
Here's the fix.
Push alt to bring up the file menu.
Go to /tools/internet options/fonts/
Set the "Language Script" to Chinese Simplified
Select the only option - Arial Unicode MS
Accept the changes- problem solved.
This oversight affects Chinese Traditional, Korean, Japanese, and probably most other asian languages.