Unicode format

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by manhall, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. manhall


    Aug 3, 2013
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    Somehow the Unicode format in my xp computer was replaced with ANSI format . So now I can't save any document with Arabic letters , even programs that have Arabic word in it's opening screens have been changed into some unreadable Latin letters . Also all notepad files that have Arabic words have been changed.
    How can restore the Unicode format back ?
    manhall, Aug 3, 2013
  2. manhall


    Dec 10, 2012
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    google search page for ANSI / Unicode.

    1. did you download anything new prior to this issue?

    2. have you scanned for malware and spyware?

    3. what is your current antivirus?

    4. Have you system restored to a point where this was not occuring?

    5. does this occur in safe mode?

    7. have your run checkdisk?
    if you do not have Recovery Console installed, then run from the start menu

    go to start, run, type in cmd

    in cmd type in chkdsk c: /r and press enter

    type Y for yes and press enter

    type exit and press enter

    restart pc, allow checkdisk to finish and run again.

    8. and this:
    Click Start, Run and in the box enter:


    Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select All (Ctrl-A), Copy (Ctrl-C) and then paste (Ctrl-V) the information back here in your next reply.
    You can edit out any personal information.

    Download, install, update and do full scan with these free malware detection programs:

    Malwarebytes (MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
    SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS): http://www.superantispyware.com/

    Remove all found, reboot, and run again until scans run clean, these can be removed afterwards if you so choose. Run scans one at a time, please.

    post back with results

    Edit: if you find a solution in the CNET forums please post here if any of the above solutions do not work, thanks.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2013
    Elizabeth23, Aug 3, 2013
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