Aug 07, 2012 - 09:26 AM
If you are seeing odd symbols instead of Chinese characters, you do not have the Chinese Simplified language pack installed.
You must have Windows Vista (Business, Ultimate) or Windows 7 (Enterprise or Ultimate)in order to download and install the lanuage pack from Microsoft. If you have the required operating system, navigate to Windows Update, and select it from the list of updates. If you do not find it in the main list at that point, check REstore Hidden Updates.
If you do not see it in either list, your operating system does not meet the required specifications, and you can not install the Chinese pack by Microsoft Official installation.
Aug 07, 2012 - 09:34 AM
Open the Windows Control Panel.
(If the Control Panel is in "Category view") Select "Date, Time, Language and Regional options."
Open the "Regional and Language Options" icon.
Choose the "Languages" tab, and ensure the "Install files for East Asian languages" is checked, as per the screenshot below:
Windows Regional and Language Options dialog
Click the "Details" button to open the "Text services and input languages" dialog.
If "Chinese" is not listed in the "Installed Services" box, click "Add".
In the "Input Language" list, choose "Chinese (PRC)". The "Keyboard layout" should default to "Chinese (Simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0". Click "Ok" on both dialogs to return to the "Regional and Language Options".
Click "Ok", you will probably need to insert your Windows CD for the files to be installed.
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