Chinese characters in IE

  fazza8 12:10 03 Jul 2006
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I work in a specialist language college and our Chinese assistant has done something to my computer so that web sites display accents in words as Chinese characters. Here is an example the first word should be "inégalités"

In?alit? entre hommes et femmes

Does anyone know how I can get back to displaying French and Spanish in the correct way?

  Marsh Warden © ™ 12:19 03 Jul 2006

Try going to View\Encoding and selecting Unicode (UTF-8)

  €dstowe 13:10 03 Jul 2006

Get your Chinese assistant to change it on the warning that they will shortly become a chinese ex-assistant if they don't.

Alternatively, do a system Restore or a re-install from backup to a time before this alteration was made.

  fazza8 15:14 03 Jul 2006

Love to do that but the bug&*( has gone back to China

  fazza8 15:17 03 Jul 2006

Cheers Marsh warden. Changed it back to Western European

  ezypcy 15:23 03 Jul 2006

€dstowe ,obviously you were trying to help but
Marsh Warden © ™ knew the simple solution.
View tab is viewing tab!!
Thank goodness the poor chap did'nt do a complete
re-install...lol

  ezypcy 15:25 03 Jul 2006

Set it to Unicode (UTF-8) as instructed by Marsh Warden © ™.

  €dstowe 15:32 03 Jul 2006

"Thank goodness the poor chap did'nt do a complete
re-install"

Why not re-install?

A re-install from my Acronis backup takes about 25 - 40 minutes and it's back to how it should be. Nothing difficult about that - except, of course, if you don't have a backup and if that is the case, why don't you?

  ezypcy 16:14 03 Jul 2006

Sorry but 2 clicks of the mouse beats 25-40 mins
and the comment regarding a re-install was humour!

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