Language issues for non-Unicode programs in Windows 10

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Catherine Le Nevez
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If you are familiar with Unicode, you would know how Windows displays special characters in different languages ​​around the world. Unicode denotes a set of letters, numbers, and symbols that represent almost all written languages ​​in the world. This unique specialty of Unicode makes software creation popular with developers.

For example, the software can be written in a language (English) with specific characters such as Latin, it can be expected to run and display correctly on a Chinese Windows device. It can also be the other way around. But things can get complicated when you want to use software and operating systems with different character sets.



So for this you need to change the automatic language for the non-Unicode program set by Windows to match the one used by the software you want to run. Let's see how to do it.

Solution: via control panel

Step 1: Click on Home at the desk and type Control Panel in the search field. Double click on the result.

Step 2: A Control Panel window, click Seen from option and select Category. Now click Clock and region.

Step 3: In the next window, click Region.

4 phase: A Region dialog box, click Administrative language. Now under the Language for non-Unicode programs click on Button to change the system's regional settings.



Step 5: In the area settings dialog box, the Local settings of the current system the field is set to English (US) default. Change it to the language you want to display Unicode in. For example, here we change it to Latina (world).

Click on ok to save changes and exit.

That is. Now, simply restart your computer for the changes to take effect. You can now see the Unicode program in your preferred language in Windows 10.

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