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I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate and I've installed both the Traditional and Simplified Chinese language packs. A lot of software works with Chinese text now and I'm also able to use Chinese input.

Some applications however, still don't seem to work:

Application with gibberish text

Does anybody know what I'm missing here?

(The appplication in the screenshot is just one example, there are many)

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Unfortunately, some applications (especially older ones that pre-date the language support found today) simply are hard-coded as to where they pull their "encoding" from. Regardless of what language pack you install, they do not use it, and continue to use the encoding of the OS.

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