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Rast
02-14-2007, 03:50 PM
<p>seems a bit odd for a board for the US/European community to have a message in japanese at the top of the board...</p><p>or was it just in Japanese on my machine...</p>

nitrous
02-14-2007, 03:54 PM
nope, I see it as well.

Delameko Stone
02-14-2007, 05:42 PM
Because there are Japanese, German and French sections to this forum.  Why shouldn't our non-English members be welcomed?

Savara
02-14-2007, 06:01 PM
Snap

Rast
02-14-2007, 06:04 PM
when I posted this, it was ALL in japanese <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Ishnar
02-14-2007, 07:35 PM
そうですか

Fringe
02-14-2007, 08:19 PM
How would I go about installing the Japanese character set for my U.S. IE6 so that I don't just see a bunch of boxes? I won't be able to read it of course, unless it translates as well, but I'm pretty sure that the Japanese language looks better than a continual string of boxes.

Ishnar
02-14-2007, 08:31 PM
go to regional and language options in your control panel. Click on languages and then check the box for install files for east asian languages.  Then again, you could already have them installed any your browser just isn't converting.  If you go to view-encoding- and select shift-jis japanese. If it converts the boxes, then IE just isn't handling multiple charsets very well.

SilkenKidden
02-28-2007, 05:22 AM
[email protected] DLere wrote: <blockquote><p>seems a bit odd for a board for the US/European community to have a message in japanese at the top of the board...</p><p>or was it just in Japanese on my machine...</p></blockquote><p> Ah, so that is what it is.  I just have a bunch of symbol missing signs surrounding the name EverQuest in the second line.  Looks real crappy.  But that is apropos now.  The forums are crappy too.  </p>

Tstorm
02-28-2007, 12:39 PM
[email protected] wrote: <blockquote>[email protected] DLere wrote: <blockquote><p>seems a bit odd for a board for the US/European community to have a message in japanese at the top of the board...</p><p>or was it just in Japanese on my machine...</p></blockquote><p> Ah, so that is what it is.  I just have a bunch of symbol missing signs surrounding the name EverQuest in the second line.  Looks real crappy.  But that is apropos now.  The forums are crappy too.  </p></blockquote> The "missing symbols" are due to you not having the Japanese character set/font installed on your computer.  Install it, and it will look better.  It has nothing to do with the forum software. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

SilkenKidden
02-28-2007, 06:01 PM
<cite>Tstorm wrote:</cite><blockquote>[email protected] wrote: <blockquote>[email protected] DLere wrote: <blockquote><p>seems a bit odd for a board for the US/European community to have a message in japanese at the top of the board...</p><p>or was it just in Japanese on my machine...</p></blockquote><p> Ah, so that is what it is.  I just have a bunch of symbol missing signs surrounding the name EverQuest in the second line.  Looks real crappy.  But that is apropos now.  The forums are crappy too.  </p></blockquote> The "missing symbols" are due to you not having the Japanese character set/font installed on your computer.  Install it, and it will look better.  It has nothing to do with the forum software. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> </blockquote>Of course it has something to do with the forum software.  What a dumb decision, to use a font in the forum heading that 99% of the users don't have.  The forum designers should change to a common font for everything.  I think they are called True Font - one that all computers come with.