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IE8 cannot read Chinese

ksfok asked
The IE8 on a client's XP laptop cannot read Chinese.(Nothing but blank squares are showing). When going in Control Panel and trying install east asian languages, we saw pop up message for XP Service Pack 3 CD which we don't have. (So right now my client is using FF temporarily.)  Where can we download and install both simplified and traditional Chinese fonts for the said IE8? Thanks a lot for your help.
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You need the windows cd. You can try with another version, SP2 or so since  you only need the i386 folder but because IE is linked to windows you are going to need a windows CD.


Can we download the required files under i386 folder somewhere?
1.  use ie8 compatibility view
2.  in control panel install east asia languages.
this is better because it will solve display boxes problems in your file browser too plus fonts look better.

how to:
you need the xp cd then go to
control panel > date, time, language, regional options > regional language options > languages > check install files and east asia languages


I have been having this problem since the following were uninstalled:
-Windows Live Essentails
-Windows Live Sign In Assistant
-Windows Live Sync
-Windows Live Update Tool
Please advise.