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Unable to open files with Turkish characters

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by tun45, Jan 27, 2002.

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  1. tun45

    tun45 Thread Starter

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    The Turkish characters of the files are seen as underline (_) and I can not open them.It says "file does not exist".

    And when I try to change the default language to Turkish this message appears:

    Windows could not change the default language because it does not match the character set (code page) that your computer is currently using.Choose another language.
     
  2. eddie5659

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    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Just got a PM:

    When you said that you tried it, did you also try the part about how to install multilanguage support? These files that you have got that are in Turkish: Are you certain that they are? I mean, could you have a different language?

    Also, have a go at this:

    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&th=f9a230edf06ec944&rnum=9

    Regards

    eddie
     
  4. TechChick

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    You probably need to install language support for whatever program you're trying to open the files in.
     
  5. eddie5659

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    another PM

    Okay, which OS are you using? If you go here, there may be a language update for Turkish to download:

    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

    Just click on Product Updates, and when its finished, scroll down to the bottom and see if there's one there.

    I'm just trying to get this in my head. You can change the language, but the files that you are trying to view will not be allowed to be read, is that right? have you changed both of the things?

    eddie
     
  6. tun45

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    I use Millenium at office and Win 98 at home and I have the same with both computers.
    I did everything you said:

    -Updated using Windows Update.There was Pan -Europina Language Support which actually was for Internet Explorer...
    -Installed the Windows Multi-language
    -Changed the Reginal Settings to Turkish
    -Added Turkish as keyboard language and tried to make it default and...again the same error message...
    -And the files taht I can not open,I am sure that they are Turkish.Because I burned this CD in Turkey,and now I cannot open them in the USA.

    Let me tell some other things.I have never seen such a problem.I have experienced problems with IE(Internet Explorer).But the files...When I have this problem with IE,it's OK.I can guess the words,but the files...I can also guess them,but the stupid computer can not and says File does not exist,or The file has been deleted or moved,change the path and try again and so on.

    Now a different thing:Although I can't change the default sometimes I can cahange the current language by usingShift+Alt keys.I change the language into Turkish and write Turkish characters in the address bar of IE but they do not appear.An interest├Żng thing is that Microsoft Word is OK. I mean in Word I change the language and the characters are displayed.I want to attach two pictures about these,but I don't know how I can do in this environment or even if I can.

    Thank you for your patience...
     
  7. TechChick

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    If you're getting that error message, I don't believe the problem is related to the language at all. That message usually indicates file corruption. Even if Windows or Word can't correctly interpret the language the documents were written in, it will still open them, but the actual characters will be replaced with nonsense symbols. If you can't even open the documents, then there's another problem.

    What program are you trying to open the files in? Were they created in the same program in Turkey? Could you open them there after you burned them?
     
  8. tun45

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    The files are folders and MP3 files.I could open them in Turkey and I can open them here in another computer which has Win2000.So I am sure there is no file corruption or file missing...The files are there and are supposed to be able to be open...
     
  9. TechChick

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    Okay. Well, if they're MP3 files, then you shouldn't need any special language software. The problem may be the software on your computer or your CD-ROM drive.
     
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