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Change Non Unicode Language of Windows Applications

    Some windows application displays characters in one language. How do we change the setting of Windows to allow to display non Unicode text correctly?

    To change Non-Unicode Windows Applications Language Flow these steps

    • Click the Start button to open the Start Menu.
    • Type control panel in the search box
    • and select Control Panel in the results.
    • Select Clock and Region
    • Select Region
    • Click Administrative Tab
    • From language for non-Unicode Windows applications section
    • Click on change system locale… button
    • Then change current system locale. combo
    • Select the needed language from the list
    • Click OK and restart the PC

    Some windows application displays characters only in specific language and does not support Unicode. sometimes it is necessary to change the setting of the Windows operating system to allow these programs to display text correctly.

    As an example, Microsoft office includes Visual Basic for Application to create macros. Macros code editor does not support displaying Unicode characters. If we transfer macros contains Excel sheet to another computer with a specific language; sometimes an error may occur. Change non-Unicode language of Windows may solve this issue.

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