I am having some problems with Korean text display in Windows Explorer. This is how the file looks when listed in Windows Explorer under different views:

  • Thumbnails view

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  • Tiles view

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  • Icons view

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  • List view

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Notice how I see ??? displayed instead of the Korean text in the Tiles and List view. Why is this happening? How do I fix this display problem?

This is on Windows XP. I have installed East Asian support and Korean Unicode fonts. I have verified that this filename is Korean Unicode text. Everything else Korean works fine in Windows. For example, I can view websites which are completely in Korean Unicode in Firefox/IE correctly.


I'd guess that the font used for the display in the different list modes is a different font, and that font doesn't have the Korean glyphs.

  • Where is the configuration of these fonts in Windows? – Ashwin Nanjappa Aug 28 '09 at 14:21
  • @Ashwin: Start->Control Panel->Display->Appearance You'll see a window which lets you customize the current theme including colours and fonts. Maybe try resetting the theme if you've made any changes to it or installed any custom themes. – Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 Aug 31 '09 at 13:56

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