Why are files on the title bar of my being expressed in an Asian language?
June 3, 2005 8:30 AM   Subscribe

I tried searching for this question but I didn't have much of a plan on how to phrase unique search terms -- sorry. But, yesterday -- my internet explorer would put the title of a webpage I was browing -- like "Metafilter" -- on the title bar in the english language you are now reading. However, today, it's all in an Asian language.

I didn't change any language settings. I tried google but it's about to change to an Asian script! -- A small problem, yes, but I just want to make sure it's not the result of a wierd error on my computer.

posted by narebuc to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Have you scanned for spyware? Ad-aware, Spybot, etc.?

Has anything else changed languages?

If you're using Windows XP can you do a system restore?

(I was very tempted to post this reply in another language)
posted by Servo5678 at 8:39 AM on June 3, 2005

What Servo5678 said and then, if possible, switch to FireFox.
posted by elderling at 10:30 AM on June 3, 2005

Thanks guys -- I figured it was spycrap but I'd just never heard of that wierd presentation. And, yes, as a point in favor of Firefox -- it's ain't happening to it (or, any other program for that matter).

I.E. 7.0 beta is out this summer -- I'm beginning to think Microsoft should just not bother.

posted by narebuc at 11:31 AM on June 3, 2005

If there's an icon you don't recognize in the toolbar down at the bottom right corner of your screen, try clicking it. If it brings up a menu that includes "English", click that. I had something like what you're describing for a while, but I thought it was because of the Chinese-language reader my wife installed.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 7:54 PM on June 3, 2005

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