configure windows to display unicode fonts

To configure windows to display unicode fonts is very important. Windows operating systems sometimes create problem in displaying Unicode fonts if not properly configured. To configure windows operating system is a very simple and one time task. Once configured properly, will continue to work properly till the system is formatted and the OS is reinstalled.


The originally released copied of windows 2000 and XP were not supportive towards uniode. But later on Microsoft released some automatic updates which make both the two versions of windows Unicode compatible. In windows XP, service pack 2 and pack 3 makes it completely Unicode compatible.

Windows vista and windows 7 are by default compatible to Unicode. So they don’t need any upgrade. Neither have they needed any configuration in most cases. Even though in some cases windows 7 may require some configurations, those are just activations of languages and similar to configure windows XP with service pack 3.

windows control panel language options

Language options

Here, configuration of windows XP with service pack 3 is shown below with snapshots.

Go to, Start -> control panel and open “regional and language options”

 

There go to, language tab and click on the “Details” button. You should see the window like the one shown in the picture on the right.

In not configured it will show only English language because it is the default.

 

Now click on the “Add” button. 

You should see the window as shown in the next picture.

configure windows and add language to windows

Add input language window

Here in the “input language” section from the drop down you can select the required language.

 

Select input language “Bengali(India)”

 

 

Now select keyboard layout/IME in the below section from the dropdown as “Assamese” and press “ok” to close the “Add input language” window.

 

 

Now in the previous window i.e. “text service and input language” window, click the “language bar” 

language bar settings in configure windows for language

Language bar setting

button at the bottom.

A different window, “language bar setting” will open. The options of the window should be in checked or unchecked condition as shown in the picture.

Press “ok” and close both the windows.

All done. Your copy of windows XP should now be able to display Unicode fonts.

 

You may also like to read few of our older posts :

Background of unicode

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How to type Assamese in Photoshop

Why we need Assamese website


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