Installing language files for XP

January 13, 2005 at 19:18:08
Specs: Windows XP Home SP2, Pentium M 1.5G

I'm trying to install Chinese language support on my computer but I do not have the windows xp cd because IBM laptops arent supplied with it.

When I try installing the language through internet explorer>view>encoding>chinese traditional ,
I do not have many of the required files because they are on the xp cd. My service packs were also downloaded and not from a cd so i dont have that either.

I saw another post where there was the same problem however only links for 1 r 2 files were supplied. Is there a place where I can get ALL the required files?

I have another laptop which already has chinese installed but I do not know which files I need to copy. Can someone give me a list? Thankyou

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January 13, 2005 at 19:22:59

BTW I don't have the i386 folder on my harddrive because it was deleted when os was changed

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January 13, 2005 at 22:27:25

windows has poor support for other languages. it should be already installed during the installation process, but what can u say its windows for cry sakes.
my unix box supports every language known to scholars, from chinese to greek etc..
no additional installation and configuration needed execpt a click away.

windows is not opensource and there is not much help that can be obtained. But there is one and only but one way that you may possibly be able to get a hold of winxp i386 folder, is by asking one of your friends or co workers who has a copy of winxp pro or home and just borrow it and install the files u need to get the chinese language up on a go. Once you get a hold of your friends or somebodies official copy of there winxp take the i386 folder and copy it onto your PC and burn that baby to a cd. oh and you should contact your PC manafacturer and complain to them for not giving you a system restore disk or some kind of cd that allows you to install east asia languages. Oh and how are you suppose to re-install windows if something goes wrong if the notebook didnt come with a restore disk. without the restore disk or a winxp disk you cant even install the windows Recovery Console when u need to trouble shoot the unstable microsoft windows on a constant basis.

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January 14, 2005 at 04:21:51

You need to install Asian fonts on your pc. Go to Start, Control Panel, Languages, Add other languages, Language tab, check Install files for East Asian languages, Apply.

Alternatively, download the Mingliu.ttf font to your Fonts folder. You can get the font from here:

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