Internet Explorer Chinese

Display Chinese characters in Internet Explorer

Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 and newer can display Chinese characters.

These two boxes below should be identical if your browser is set to display Chinese text.

internet explorer chinese character display 漢字

To make Chinese characters display correctly in Internet Explorer try the following steps:

  1. In Microsoft Windows enable Chinese text display.
    • Windows XP: Start menu -> Control Panel -> Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options -> Languages tab -> Install East Asian Languages -> Apply -> OK.
    • Windows 2000 Professional: Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Regional Options -> General tab, check Chinese. Insert your Windows 2000 Professional CD-ROM if requested.
    • Windows 95/98/NT4: Download and install Internet Explorer Chinese text support from in Microsoft's East Asian language support page. This is a free download.
  2. If needed, set your browser to recognise Chinese language internet sites.
    • Windows users: Under "Tools - Options" on your browser's menu-bar add Chinese to the languages list.
    • Macintosh users: Under "Preferences - Languages" on your browser's menu-bar add Chinese to the languages list.
  3. Set your browser's "Character Set" or "Encoding" to Chinese or UTF-8.
    • English pages will generally continue to display normally after making this change.
    • Encoding settings can be changed under the "View" option in your browser's menu-bar.
    • The image below may be of some help.

Selecting UTF-8 Chinese text in Internet Explorer

internet explorer Chinese text display utf-8
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