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I tried opening a picture and it mentions activating unicode.

UNICODE PlugIn in Properties->Languages

I only see english and german. I already installed the plugin pack (via exe). I still cant open unicode, how do i set it up?

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> I still cant open unicode “Open Unicode”? Do you mean you cannot open a file that has Unicode characters in its name? Have you selected the check-box at the bottom of the Languages options page you mentioned? – Synetech Oct 12 '12 at 1:53

As Synetech said, tick the Load Unicode Plugin at program start (for filenames with non-latin characters) checkbox.

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When I open the window the option is disabled ( what am I doing wrong? It's really frustrating, I have loads of paths with Japanese names. I don't understand why such an essential feature isn't just enabled by default. – asdasd Nov 20 '15 at 22:43
Okay it seems the unicode plugin (and a lot of other plugins apparently) isn't supported on the 64-bit version of the program, so you'll need the 32-bit version. – asdasd Nov 20 '15 at 22:50
@asdasd: Is this still true (08.05.2016, 13.15)? I still can't activate this option in the newest 64bit version of Irfanview. – PeterCo May 8 at 11:19
It only works in the 32-bit version. – hikari Jun 18 at 10:51

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