Windows Vista language for non unicode programs + multiple users

#1
My wife's Chinese programs do not display correctly unless I set the language for non unicode programs to Chinese. When I do this some of my programs then display in Chinese.

Is there a way to set a different non unicode language for each user? I cant find a way round this.

help and thanks.
 


kemical

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#2
Have you tried setting up a users(with admin priviledges) account for your wifeand then changing the language settings from within her account. Hopefully the other user accounts won't display the changes..
 


#3
changing it in any user account askes for a reboot, and once it does it changes both accounts.
 


kemical

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#4
Hmm.... I see. Could you not change each program to start with a default setting? You usually get asked which language you want to use when installing said program, cannot this be changed to what you need?
 


#5
Unfortunatley not. With the Chinese programs they mostly only pick up what the unicode is set to. It works if Chinese but shows gibberish for anything else. Therefore I have to change the unicode to Chinese.

The other way round you can sometimes change in the options, but not always. Plus if the wife isnt around I need to find the chinese for options/settings/preferences etc

I had this on XP and never found a soloution. I was hoping Vista had a way round it, as I dont want to have to essentially turn on twice (after changing settings) before using the PC.
 


#6
I found this Microsoft AppLocale Utility that does that. The problem is idk if it runs on Vista. I've only tried it on XP but it works great.
 


Celestra

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#7

Remo

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#9
I'm not a programmer and admittedly, I only half-understand why these Unicode problems occur, but since I do use programs in both Korean and English on my system, I know how annoying it is to run a program that is in Korean or partially so--in some parts like the menus, the Korean letters will show up correctly, but pop up boxes and such often will be gibberish. I can't believe with how long Unicode has been around that things are still not programmed to utilize Unicode correctly by Windows 7. I still use XP, and I am seriously considering an upgrade to Windows 7 after it is released, but that is really disappointing. By now any program in any language should be appearing correctly.
 


KBR

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#10
Nope,I've tried Microsoft AppLocale Utility, but it can't install in Windows 7.
I have tested Microsoft AppLocale Utility on Windows 7. And everything was working without any problems. But I have tested only russian cyrillic. So you can try it also, I think everything will be OK ;)

p.s. thanks greenleaf000 for usefull info.
 


#11
Thats really great, I have also visited many other forums but this one is best of all
 


#12
okie, let me try this
 


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