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December 1, 2010 1:49 AM   Subscribe

MS Word won't display Chinese characters correctly for me. It claims the font for the characters is Arial, and when I paste the characters into a search dialog box, they display correctly, but in situ in the document they appear as placeholder boxes. Screenshot. (WinXP, SP3, Office 2002) WTF?
posted by IAmBroom to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
The characters are correctly encoded in your document. The user interface is rendered using a font that supports the missing characters, but the font used for the document doesn't - that's why you can see the characters in the search form but get the placeholders in the text.

There's a different version of Arial covering a wide range of non-latin glyphs, called Arial Unicode MS - try using that for your document.
posted by Dr Dracator at 1:55 AM on December 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

And done in one! Thank you!
posted by IAmBroom at 2:12 AM on December 1, 2010

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