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johncharles1106

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I recently experimented with the default language of Internet Explorer 5.5 while I was accessing my Hotmail account.

Using the View->Encoding->Autoselect feature, I set the language to Chinese. My Hotmail tabs and navigation buttons are now in Chinese.

I have returned to the Autoselect feature to change the language back to Western European (Windows). The language changes from Chinese to a mixture of western-like symbols (with umlauts, french accents, etc.) but NOT English.

Whenever I log on to my Hotmail account, the encoding is always back to Chinese regardless of how many times I have reset it to W. European.

I reinstalled IE5.5 but the language problem remains.

I have another Hotmail account that is in English; it was never affected by the experimentation I did with the other account.

Any ideas??

Thank you,

John
 
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Also, do you see Western European (ISO) anywhere? Click it. That should have been the default.

And welcome to TSG. :)
 

johncharles1106

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Thanks for your replies.

When I use W. European (ISO) or autoselect, I get the
western-like garble, not the english-language "reply,"
and "forward," tab labels or the "delete," etc. buttons.

When I select Unicode, the screen blinks and I get the
Chinese back (View->Encoding->Chinese Simplified is
also selected again).

Just to check my process:

I deselect View->Encoding->Autoselect
and then select, say, W. European (ISO) from
the drop-down menu.

As for User-defined, what else must I do to use this?

Thanks again. Happy New Years to you all.

John
 
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Not sure. I dont show an auto select feature. I changed mine to see what happened and had to restart OE after selecting W.Euro (ISO). Open your control panel and check regional settings to see what it says.
 
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