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Text file: can not read

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Hi,

1) I have a client who has a text file
2) she got it from her friend in Japan
3) She tried to open it with Notepad, Microsoft Word, etc
- It can not be read
4) Is the text file itself bad?
5) Any idea or 2nd opinion for it?
6) Thanks

tjie
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by:Rikin Shah
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can you attach it if its not confidential?
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by:tjie
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Sorry
I can not do it
Thanks
I believe this is related to the language
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Any configuration should be done to the Windows 7 or Windows XP Operating system?
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by:Rikin Shah
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Check your regional settings to read other languages. and try opening.

Go into Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Languages > East Asian Languages and click to Install Files.
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by:Kannan K
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Hi,

try using command prompt to open the file. using
EDIT <filename> or TYPE <fileName>
the same can be append to another text file or print using Greater than (>) symbo.
Type fileName > DestinationFile

KK,
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by:wobbled
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sounds like the encoding on the file, try opening it using something like internet explorer which should have more language packs installed
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by:tjie
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wobbled,

"""" sounds like the encoding on the file, try opening it using something like internet explorer which should have more language packs installed """"

How to install or to make " Internet Explorer --> More language Packs installed "?
Show me please. Thanks
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by:Kannan K
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Hi,

Somebody would have modified the extension for shipping purpose. Please chek with them what is original extension.

KK,
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by:Kannan K
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Hi,

another openion is, You can download the TextPad editor and try to open it, it use to open all the format. it basically read by bits.
http://www.textpad.com/download/#downloads
KK,
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All the language packs for IE can be found here

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=507d4589-ca97-4c5a-9c0f-bb9a3c68cc49

at the bottom of the page it tells you how to install them


Also try this first - auto detection of languages (and hopefully encoding)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/202489
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by:Michael_MCDST
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Notepad or Word should be able to read the text file if it infact is a text file format. Language for Japanese content or not, there should not be issues trying to open it so long as it is a text file. It appears that it is not. Find out what file type it is and thus you find out which program must be used to open it with.
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by:Kannan K
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Hi,

Rename the file extension into .EXE, and try to open, my suspect is for shipping the file they would have modified the extension.

KK,
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