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MS. Windows XP IE can't recognize Arabic Encoding.‎

Posted on 2005-05-14
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Last Modified: 2009-12-16
Dear Experts,

I can't read the Arabic letters received in my inbox. The letters appear as junk.

I made these changes to solve this problem:

1) Supplemental language support installed (control panel \ regional settings)
2) In IE, View menu / Encoding / Auto Select selected.
3) In IE, Tools menu / Internet option / Languages Arabic moved to upper.

But still I have problem to read Arabic letters. I need to manually select Arabic encoding for every Arabic letters. I am using Windows XP- sp2

Please send a solution immediately. I don’t have any problem when I receive the same letter in gmail account. Besides this I tried Netscape 7.2, Netscape 8 (beta) and Mozill Firefox 1.0.4 browsers but all browsers are displaying same. So I think it is not problem related to IE. what U think ? Moreover I don't have any problem when I navigate through Arabic web sites.

My question is this: Why IE doesn't recognize Arabic encoding (automatically) when I read my hotmail mails.

I upgraded my Manager's PC (98 to Win xp-sp2.). After this this reading problem started. He was able to read his Arabic mails from his good old 98(SE.)

So what is wrong now?

Is there any patch available to solve this issue?

With regards,

Tell me
Question by:tell-me
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Expert Comment

ID: 14006023
Hi, Tell me,

The problem it's only in Hotmail Website ?


Author Comment

ID: 14006279
Not only in Hotmail websites but also in Yahoo mail. (When open my emails).
In Gmail doesn't have any problem.
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Expert Comment

ID: 14006385
Hi Tell me,

The Problem is in code ISO-8859-6 (Arabic)

A - Try to configure your system like this instructions :


B - Try to instal a arabic font on your PC

For exemple : http://zsigri.tripod.com/fontboard/fbarab.zip

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MiguelSilvestre earned 225 total points
ID: 14006408
Telle me,

In Adition to my last post read this article :


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by:Naser Gabaj
Naser Gabaj earned 75 total points
ID: 14007359
Arabic & Chinease are classified as from the same category in win settings, Check this solution and let me know


Author Comment

ID: 14009415
I tried all your suggetions:
Still it is not working.

I did not made any changes in Reg. values.

I can't find the specified fields in there.

Author Comment

ID: 14033643
Although I failed to solve the problem I got some useful tips from you. So I am giving ‎the points for you.‎

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