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[Solved] IE8 Not Displaying Chinese Characters

  • # March 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Hello team!

    I have stumbled on a little bit of an IE8 issue.

    Working on a Government site, so I cannot provide you with a link to the site in question, but here’s another Gov’t site that is showing the problem:

    http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/ch … x?lang=eng

    IE8 will simply not display the Chinese Characters (2nd Nav item).

    If I make IE8 go into IE7 mode, everything is great, but I’d prefer not to do this. Google searching has come up fruitless, so I thought I’d finally ask a question around here for once!

    For those interested, this is the code you would use to force IE8 into rendering the page as if it were IE7:

    Code:

    Cheers!

    # March 12, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Figured it out.

    It actually has to do with your original installation of Windows (at least on the XP boxes I tested).

    If the user has NOT installed a specific language pack, IE8 will not properly display the characters (even though IE6 and IE7 are fully capable without the language pack).

    Cheers, Windows.

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