How to: Make Your Windows Able to Read Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Characters

This week, I was on a dire need of reading something on the internet in Korean. Unfortunately, when I went to that site, It could only show blocks and blocks, and so many of blocks.

Matrix as Seen In The East

I knew that to make the blocks changed to Hangul (Korean characters), I had to make sure that the Language bar in Windows changed to Korean.

So, because I am faithfully still on XP, I couldn’t change as simple as my friend with 7 (only right-clicking Windows Toolbar and change the language to Korean), Linux (all languages installed before hand), or Mac (how does it work on Mac again?).

So, how to do that? Follow this simple instruction.

  1. Go to Control Panel (You do know where is it, don’t you?)
  2. Click Regional and Language Options
  3. Choose Languages tab
  4. At “Supplemental Language Support”, tick Install Files for East Asian Languages
  5. Click Apply

That far, if you have all the file that it need to make the fonts work, is the finish line. If you don’t have the files but still have your installation CD, you still need one step more, installing the files from your CD, of course. The last and the one that make the most of work, is, when you don’t have the CD.

I didn’t have the CD, so I had to install the file one by one. I was diligently searching for the files needed on the internet and installing them one in a time, and of course, I was so tired. After searching online, I knew that the files needed are

East Asian Files:
C:\WINDOWS\Fonts
app932.fon
app936.fon
app949.fon
app950.fon
batang.ttc
c8514fix.fon
c8514oem.fon
c8514sys.fon
cvgafix.fon
cvgasys.fon
gulim.ttc
h8514fix.fon
h8514oem.fon
h8514sys.fon
hvgafix.fon
hvgasys.fon
j8514fix.fon
j8514oem.fon
j8514sys.fon
jsmalle.fon
jsmallf.fon
jvgafix.fon
jvgasys.fon
mingliu.ttc
msgothic.ttc
msmincho.ttc
s8514fix.fon
s8514oem.fon
s8514sys.fon
SET93.tmp
SETDB.tmp
simhei.ttf
simsun.ttc
svgafix.fon
svgasys.fon
vga932.fon
vga936.fon
vga949.fon
vga950.fon
C:\WINDOWS\Help
agt0404.hlp
agt0411.hlp
agt0412.hlp
agt0804.hlp
PINTLPAD.CHM
PINTLPAE.CHM
wingb.chm
winime.chm
winpy.chm
winsp.chm
winzm.chm
C:\WINDOWS\ime\CHTIME\Applets
CHTAPT.CHM
CHTAPT.HLP
CHTAPTEN.HLP
CHTPADEN.CHM
CHTSKDIC.DIC
HWXCHT.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\ime\imjp8_1
<DIR> DICTS
<DIR> HELP
imjpdadm.exe
imjpuex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ime\imjp8_1\applets
imskdic.dll
multibox.dll
softkey.dll
C:\WINDOWS\ime\imjp8_1\DICTS
imjpch.dic
imjpgn.grm
imjpln.dic
imjpnm.dic
imjpsb.dic
imjpst.dic
imjptk.dic
imjpzp.dic
C:\WINDOWS\ime\imjp8_1\HELP
imjpcl.chm
imjpcl.hlp
imjpcle.chm
imjpcle.hlp
imjpdt.chm
imjpdte.chm
imjppd.chm
imjpsm.chm
imjpsm.hlp
imjpsme.chm
imjpsme.hlp
imjptu.chm
jpnpaden.chm
voiceeng.chm
voicejp.chm
C:\WINDOWS\ime\imkr6_1
<DIR> HELP
imekrmig.exe
imkrinst.exe
imkrinst.ini
C:\WINDOWS\ime\imkr6_1\applets
hwxkor.dll
C:\WINDOWS\ime\imkr6_1\dicts
hanja.lex
hanjadic.dll
imekr.lex
C:\WINDOWS\ime\imkr6_1\HELP
imkr61.chm
imkr61.hlp
imkren61.chm
imkren61.hlp
impdko61.chm
korpaden.chm
C:\WINDOWS\ime\shared
imepaden.hlp
imepadsm.dll
imepadsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ime\shared\res
padrs411.dll
padrs412.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32
a15.tbl
a234.tbl
acode.tbl
arphr.tbl
arptr.tbl
array30.tab
arrayhw.tab
big5.nls
bopomofo.nls
c_10001.nls
c_10002.nls
c_10003.nls
c_10008.nls
c_1361.nls
c_20000.nls
c_20290.nls
c_20932.nls
c_20936.nls
c_20949.nls
c_21027.nls
c_is2022.dll
chsbrkr.dll
chtbrkr.dll
dayiphr.tbl
dayiptr.tbl
kbd101a.dll
kbd101b.dll
kbd101c.dll
kbd103.dll
kbd106.dll
kbdjpn.dll
kbdkor.dll
kbdnec95.dll
kbdnecAT.dll
kbdnecNT.dll
korwbrkr.dll
korwbrkr.lex
ksc.nls
lcphrase.tbl
lcptr.tbl
msdayi.tbl
msir3jp.dll
msir3jp.lex
noise.jpn
noise.kor
phon.tbl
phoncode.tbl
phonptr.tbl
PINTLPAD.HLP
PINTLPAE.HLP
prc.nls
prcp.nls
WINPY.MB
WINSP.MB
WINZM.MB
xjis.nls
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache
big5.nls
bopomofo.nls
c_10001.nls
c_10002.nls
c_10003.nls
c_10008.nls
c_1361.nls
c_20000.nls
c_20290.nls
c_20932.nls
c_20936.nls
c_20949.nls
c_21027.nls
c_is2022.dll
chsbrkr.dll
chtbrkr.dll
hanja.lex
hanjadic.dll
hwxcht.dll
hwxkor.dll
imekr.lex
imekrmig.exe
imepadsm.dll
imepadsv.exe
imjpdadm.exe
imjpuex.exe
imkrinst.exe
imskdic.dll
kbd101a.dll
kbd101b.dll
kbd101c.dll
kbd103.dll
kbd106.dll
kbdjpn.dll
kbdkor.dll
kbdnec95.dll
kbdnecat.dll
kbdnecnt.dll
korwbrkr.dll
korwbrkr.lex
ksc.nls
msir3jp.dll
msir3jp.lex
multibox.dll
padrs411.dll
padrs412.dll
prc.nls
prcp.nls
softkey.dll
xjis.nls
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\CINTLGNT
CINTLGB.IMD
CINTLGD.IMD
CINTLGIE.IMD
CINTLGL.IMD
CINTLGNT.CHM
CINTLGNT.CNT
CINTLGNT.HLP
CINTLGS.IMD
CINTLGSI.IMD
CINTLGU.IMD
CINTLGUC.IMD
CJHLPEN.CHM
CJHLPEN.CNT
CJHLPEN.HLP
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT
PHHLP.CHM
PHHLP.CNT
PHHLP.HLP
PHHLPEN.CHM
PHHLPEN.CNT
PHHLPEN.HLP
TINTLGC.IMD
TINTLGD_.IMD
TINTLGL.IMD
TINTLGS.IMD

Whew

Like hell, so many files to download. I know that they are so small, 500 kB at most, but searching, clicking, and downloading that many files is so tiring.  I had tried to search anybody who kind enough to give all the package, but there are almost none. They had said to search the files and install them by myself.

After all the diligent searching, I’d found the zip file needed for installing that list of files, just go here and point out the folder when Windows asking about the files.

After that, you have successfully installed the East Asian Language Pack, your computer will reboot, and you can make sure that it works by seeing the language bar and viewing web page in Katakana, Hiragana, Kanji, Chinese Characters, or Hangul.

If you want to read other language like Arabic, Hindi, or Thai, you must tick the other option in the Languages bar before, and install these files

Complex Script Files:
C:\WINDOWS\Fonts
85f1255.fon
85f1256.fon
85f874.fon
85s1255.fon
85s1256.fon
85s874.fon
ahronbd.ttf
andlso.ttf
ANGSA.TTF
ANGSAB.TTF
ANGSAI.TTF
ANGSAU.TTF
ANGSAUB.TTF
ANGSAUI.TTF
ANGSAUZ.TTF
ANGSAZ.TTF
artrbdo.ttf
artro.ttf
BROWA.TTF
BROWAB.TTF
BROWAI.TTF
BROWAU.TTF
BROWAUB.TTF
BROWAUI.TTF
BROWAUZ.TTF
BROWAZ.TTF
CORDIA.TTF
CORDIAB.TTF
CORDIAI.TTF
CORDIAU.TTF
CORDIAUB.TTF
CORDIAUI.TTF
CORDIAUZ.TTF
CORDIAZ.TTF
coue1255.fon
coue1256.fon
couf1255.fon
couf1256.fon
david.ttf
davidbd.ttf
davidtr.ttf
frank.ttf
lvnm.ttf
lvnmbd.ttf
mriam.ttf
mriamc.ttf
mriamfx.ttf
mriamtr.ttf
msdlg874.fon
nrkis.ttf
rod.ttf
rodtr.ttf
sere1255.fon
sere1256.fon
serf1255.fon
serf1256.fon
simpbdo.ttf
simpfxo.ttf
simpo.ttf
smae1255.fon
smae1256.fon
smaf1255.fon
smaf1256.fon
ssee1255.fon
ssee1256.fon
ssee874.fon
ssef1255.fon
ssef1256.fon
ssef874.fon
tradbdo.ttf
trado.ttf
UPCDB.TTF
UPCDBI.TTF
UPCDI.TTF
UPCDL.TTF
UPCEB.TTF
UPCEBI.TTF
UPCEI.TTF
UPCEL.TTF
UPCFB.TTF
UPCFBI.TTF
UPCFI.TTF
UPCFL.TTF
UPCIB.TTF
UPCIBI.TTF
UPCII.TTF
UPCIL.TTF
UPCJB.TTF
UPCJBI.TTF
UPCJI.TTF
UPCJL.TTF
UPCKB.TTF
UPCKBI.TTF
UPCKI.TTF
UPCKL.TTF
UPCLB.TTF
UPCLBI.TTF
UPCLI.TTF
UPCLL.TTF
vgaf1255.fon
vgaf1256.fon
vgaf874.fon
vgas1255.fon
vgas1256.fon
vgas874.fon
C:\WINDOWS\Help
agt0401.hlp
agt040d.hlp
C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\DataColl
CollectedData_45.xml
CollectedData_47.xml
CollectedData_49.xml
CollectedData_51.xml
CollectedData_53.xml
CollectedData_55.xml
CollectedData_56.xml
CollectedData_57.xml
CollectedData_59.xml
CollectedData_61.xml
CollectedData_63.xml
CollectedData_65.xml
CollectedData_66.xml
CollectedData_67.xml
CollectedData_69.xml
CollectedData_71.xml
CollectedData_73.xml
C:\WINDOWS\system32
c_10004.nls
c_10005.nls
c_10021.nls
C_28596.NLS
c_708.nls
c_720.nls
c_862.nls
c_864.nls
c_iscii.dll
ftlx041e.dll
kbda1.dll
kbda2.dll
kbda3.dll
kbdarme.dll
kbdarmw.dll
kbddiv1.dll
kbddiv2.dll
kbdfa.dll
kbdgeo.dll
kbdheb.dll
kbdindev.dll
kbdinguj.dll
kbdinhin.dll
kbdinkan.dll
kbdinmar.dll
kbdinpun.dll
kbdintam.dll
kbdintel.dll
kbdsyr1.dll
kbdsyr2.dll
kbdth0.dll
kbdth1.dll
kbdth2.dll
kbdth3.dll
kbdurdu.dll
kbdusa.dll
kbdvntc.dll
Thawbrkr.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache
c_10004.nls
c_10005.nls
c_10021.nls
c_28596.nls
c_708.nls
c_720.nls
c_862.nls
c_864.nls
c_iscii.dll
ftlx041e.dll
kbda1.dll
kbda2.dll
kbda3.dll
kbdarme.dll
kbdarmw.dll
kbddiv1.dll
kbddiv2.dll
kbdfa.dll
kbdgeo.dll
kbdheb.dll
kbdindev.dll
kbdinguj.dll
kbdinhin.dll
kbdinkan.dll
kbdinmar.dll
kbdinpun.dll
kbdintam.dll
kbdintel.dll
kbdsyr1.dll
kbdsyr2.dll
kbdth0.dll
kbdth1.dll
kbdth2.dll
kbdth3.dll
kbdurdu.dll
kbdusa.dll
kbdvntc.dll
thawbrkr.dll

You can install by yourselves the font you need in this site
OK, that’s it. You can now read your previously all-blocks characters. Feel free to ask!

UPDATE: Because Megaupload got the case, you couldn’t access the previous download link. Now I’ve uploaded the file to other place (Thank you for the original uploader)

About Ky

Currently Indonesian university student trying to submit more useful contents to share one's limited knowledge. Rather has wide, shallow interests, the writings will be as sporadic as it can be. Should write more scientific and field related topics, but writing muse says otherwise. Expect more on technical related writings especially softwares and apps, cultures, music, and random things.

Posted on September 12, 2011, in Learning, Plugging and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. I’ve been working on downloading each of these files for hours (am about half way) and look exactly like that cat.

    Just found your files and am so happy!!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing these files…

  2. Aah, you’re welcome. Don’t want anybody to feel the same experience. Happy can help…

  3. You’re brilliant!!!! My friend, your post saved me soooo much time!!!!!! Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it :))

  4. I’m rrrrrrrrreeeeeeaaaaaaaaallllllllll Korean.
    Yesterday my computer’s asian language was deleted. And I search for those files for the hours!!! Finally I found your ANGELY post. Thank for you. Maybe I’ve getting love you. Thanks!!

  5. Thanks a ton man!!!

  6. 本当にありがとうございました!! THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!

  7. thank you so much! 😀

  8. woahh, thaank you so much.. i did search and download the file 1 by 1 and finally see your post.. I nearly become that cat 0_0

  9. THANK U! i’ve wasted like 30 mins with downloading those files and now i’ve found that nice post ❤ saved me hours ^_^
    awsome , just awsome ^_^

  10. Thank you so much, it’s very kind of you to share the files, I have try a whole night and only downloaded a small number of files, the list you showed was almost like an impossible list, but thank you for sharing that I am able to view and type Chinese language, thanks!

  11. Great THANK’S!!! Very usefull job and links to files!
    Best Regards!
    Mike.

  12. Waaaaaaaaa~ Thank you soooooooo muchhhhhh. i tried search and finally i found it T.T

  13. Ahaha, I’m happy that I can help.

  14. THANK YOU SO MUCH MAN! YOU ARE GENIUS 😀

  15. many many thanks to you, now i can write hangul :mrgreen:

  16. Out of curiousity I have the file downloaded but which folder do I extract the file to?

  17. my god , you are a life saver , i am really lucky i found your post when i was only at the second file , because i was already seeing myself looking like a crazy idiot for those files one by one 😄 . thank you soooooooo much !!!

  18. OH GOD , THANK U VERY MUUUUCH!!!!!

  19. Hello, Thanks for your link for download these files. Xiexie ni

  20. Gabriela Steren

    Thank you very much! 非常感谢! ¡Muchas gracias!

  21. Reblogged this on My February Girl! and commented:
    My lifebuoy!!!!!!!!

  22. Thank you so much for sharing this files… i have been searching one by one but finally i found this>Thannk you so much T_T

  23. It’s going to be finish of mine day, but before ending I am reading this impressive piece of writing to
    increase my knowledge.

  24. soantaa89@gmail.com

    Thank you for sharing the files!

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