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Display Japanese characters in Internet Explorer

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

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

internet explorer japanese character display 漢字

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

  1. In Microsoft Windows enable Japanese 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 Japanese. Insert your Windows 2000 Professional CD-ROM if requested.
    • Windows 95/98/NT4: Download and install Internet Explorer Japanese text support from in Microsoft's East Asian language support page. This is a free download.
  2. If needed, set your browser to recognise Japanese language internet sites.
    • Windows users: Under "Tools - Options" on your browser's menu-bar add Japanese to the languages list.
    • Macintosh users: Under "Preferences - Languages" on your browser's menu-bar add Japanese to the languages list.
  3. Set your browser's "Character Set" or "Encoding" to Japanese 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 Japanese text in Internet Explorer

internet explorer Japanese text display utf-8
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