French Fonts in windows

Posted on 2009-04-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
Someone sent me  folders created on MAC with french names . One of the folder names was "Préparez et mangez de la nourriture", however in windows XP  it shows as "Pre¦üparez et mangez de la nourriture" .

Do i need to install French fonts or something ? Where do i install system fonts ?

Question by:young_buddha
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    Accepted Solution

    Start - Settings -  Control Panel
    Double Click "Regional and Language Options";  Click on "Languages";
    Click on the "Details" button.
    In the frame that says "Installed Services" click on the "Add" button. Scroll down until you see the language you want and click. Then click 'OK'.

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    Possibly because the names are generated on a Unicode-enabled system, and passed as something like UTF-8 - but the receiving system is not expecting that, or there is some difference in the default coded-character set on MAC and Windows, so that the conversion from MAC codepage to UTF-8 and back to Windows codepage is not a 'round-trip'.

    I've no experience of MAC, so I've no idea if the above is relevant or not.

    On a Windows system:

    - Using the default 8-bit codepage (1252: Windows ANSI), the "LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH ACUTE" character is at code-point 0xE9 (Unicode U+00E9).

    - When using the UTF-8 transformation format, this would be encoded as the multi-byte character 0xC3A9.

    - On a system which is expecting Windows codepage 1252 single-byte characters (rather than a UTF-8 stream), this would be displayed as LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A WITH TILDE, followed by COPYRIGHT SIGN.

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