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Multilanguage input problem with Interent Explorer

Posted on 2004-08-15
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I have Win2K SP2 and IE 6.0 SP1. And I have 2 language input ability: English and Russian.
Suddenly I found that I lost (it definitely existed before) ability to input Russian in IE. I still can input Russian in Word and other programs but
IE during Russian input shows big English characters. I don't have a problem to show Russian or other languages only input.

Thanks.
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Question by:dimitry
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by:tosh9iii
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Try this, Tools>Internet Options>Languages (it's at the bottom, right above of Cancel)>make sure Russian is listed there.

Then, go to Control Panel>Regional and Language Options>Languages>Details>Make sure Russian is listed somewhere there, either in the default input language or intalled sevices or both if you prefer, if not, then click on Add and select russian
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by:dimitry
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I've already tried this. It doesn't help. Do you know what is the difference between typing in Russian in Word and in IE ?
It seems like something is wrong in some translation table for IE...
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by:tosh9iii
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You don't by any chance have a 3rd party software that you use to make it possible to type russian do you?

How do you switch between the two?

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by:dimitry
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No, it is standard Win2K stuff. Same works for my WinXP and once worked for Win2K.
I can switch between languages, moreover as I wrote I can type Russian in Word or other programs.
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by:dimitry
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Yes, I did this. I even tried to remove and return it back. It works for everything besides IE.
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by:tosh9iii
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Have you tried repairing IE?

Control Panel>Add/remove programs> Internet Explorer (or maybe its Microsoft Internet Explorer)>click on remove, and a screen will come up asking you if you want to repair it.
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by:dimitry
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I've tried. No change...
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by:tosh9iii
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Sorry I couldn't be of more help. You should probably have this question deleted  and your points returned and try posting it again.  Maybe the others could help you more than I could.

One last thing, if you update to SP2, in the tools menu, it says Manage add ons, maybe it's disabled or something.  

That's basically the last idea I have other than reinstalling your OS and MS office.

Good  Luck

Tosh
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by:dimitry
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Where exactly I need to check "Manage Add-Ons" ?
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tosh9iii earned 450 total points
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Well, first of all I doubt it would make a difference.
Secondly, you have to download Service Pack 2>Internet Explorer>Tools>Manage Add-ons
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I appreciate your effort, tosh9iii.
Thanks.
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