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In Russian XP some symbols look like squares

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  1. jaanush

    jaanush Thread Starter

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    Hello!
    I have such a problem that after installing XP in Russian, special diacritical characters in one program I'm using, Folio Views, appear as squares. Everything else is normal, but I'm using a database in Folio Views with sanskrit language, and diacritics appear as squares.
    BUT, when I install Russian or English Windows 7, then everything works fine. AND, when I install English XP, then everything is also fine. So there must be some modification in this Russian XP, what could it be?

    Any help is appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. Saga Lout

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    Have you got the full Cyrillic Unicode showing in Control Panel>Regional and Language?
     
  3. jaanush

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    You mean the language for programs not supporting Unicode? This is set to Russian. What do you mean full unicode?
    Another point is that if I use English XP and have system locale set to Russian, then still everything is fine.
     
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    Sorry I couldn't be more specific before but I was using a Mac and couldn't check eth XP settings. In my XP installation, I have UK English set as my main language, UK English, Hungarian and Russian as input languages, along with a Russian keyboard and in the Unicode, I have 1007 MAC ticked.

    Which Cyrillic characters cause the square to show up? An example of one too complex for normal display would be zhe for which the Unicode is U+0416 - if that works manually it should also work on its own.
     
  5. jaanush

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    Actually the problem is not with russian symbols. The problem is that while using a program called Folio Views (a database program) on a russian XP, then while opening a database with sanskrit letters, all the special sanskrit symbols appear as squares. I don't think that it's connected to the unicode thing, since even when I change it to english and do restart, it's still the same problem. And on an engish xp, even when I have russian selected under unicode, sanskrit is still appearing fine in Folio Views. So what could it be? I really need it to look fine, I'm working with it every day and I have to know what exact sanskrit words are being used, right now I'm only guessing.
    I also added a screenshot to show what I mean.
     

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    I'm afraid I can't help with Sanskrit other than to suggest it may help to tick the "install the extra files for complex Eastern languages" box in Control Panel>Regional and Language>Languages tab. That will only work if a Russian installation of XP has that option - I've no way of knowing until March :D. Hopefully someone else can be slightly more immediate help.

    This demonstration of the zhe Cyrillic character Ж is clipboarded from the Character Map in Start>All Programmes>Accessories but I don't see Sanskrit in there -possibly because I don't have that language installed. Can you see it in your installation?
     
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