If you know Unicode, you would know how Windows displays special characters in different languages from across the world. Unicode denotes a set of letters, numbers, and symbols representing nearly any written language in the world. This unique specialty of the Unicode makes it popular among developers to create software.
For instance, the software may be written in a language (English) with specific characters like in Latin, can be expected to run and shown correctly on a Windows device in Chinese. It can be the other way round too. But, things can get complicated when you want to use software and OS using different character sets.
So, for this, you would need to change the automatic language for the non-Unicode program set by Windows matching to the one used by the software you want to run. Let’s see how to do it.
Solution: Through Control Panel
Step 1: Click on the Start button on your desktop and type Control Panel in the search field. Double-click on the result.
Step 2: In the Control Panel window, click on the View by option and select Category. Now, click on Clock and Region.
Step 3: In the next window, click on Region.
Step 4: In the Region dialogue box, click on the Administrative tab. Now, under the Language for non-Unicode programs section, click on the Change system locale button.
Step 5: In the region Settings dialogue box, the Current system locale field is set to English (United States) by default. Change it to the language you want to view the Unicode in. For instance, here we changed it to Latin (World).
Click on OK to save the changes and exit.
That’s it. Now, simply restart your computer for the changes to be effective. You can now view the program Unicode in your preferred language in Windows 10.
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