?
Solved

Text file: can not read

Posted on 2011-03-23
13
Medium Priority
?
266 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
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
0
Comment
Question by:tjie
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • +2
13 Comments
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Rikin Shah
ID: 35204572
can you attach it if its not confidential?
0
 

Author Comment

by:tjie
ID: 35204587
Sorry
I can not do it
Thanks
I believe this is related to the language
0
 

Author Comment

by:tjie
ID: 35204589
Any configuration should be done to the Windows 7 or Windows XP Operating system?
0
Python: Series & Data Frames With Pandas

Learn the basics of Python’s pandas library of series & data frames and how we can use these tools for data manipulation.

 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Rikin Shah
ID: 35204599
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.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Kannan K
ID: 35204997
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,
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:wobbled
ID: 35205254
sounds like the encoding on the file, try opening it using something like internet explorer which should have more language packs installed
0
 

Author Comment

by:tjie
ID: 35205518
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
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Kannan K
ID: 35205536
Hi,

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

KK,
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Kannan K
ID: 35205544
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,
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
wobbled earned 2000 total points
ID: 35205596
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
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Michael_MCDST
ID: 35205852
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.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Kannan K
ID: 35205864
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,
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:tjie
ID: 35212505
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Using Word 2013, I was experiencing some incredible lag when typing.  Here's what worked for me....
This article shows how to get a list of available printers for display in a drop-down list, and then to use the selected printer to print an Access report or a Word document filled with Access data, using different syntax as needed for working with …
Video by: Mark
This lesson goes over how to construct ordered and unordered lists and how to create hyperlinks.
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…
Suggested Courses

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question