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Fonts, scripts, and language support
Translation Utility’s ability to correctly display or enter text in different languages is affected by these factors:
availability of fonts with the necessary script formats
availability of necessary installed languages
specification of appropriate keyboard languages and input locales.
Because Translation Utility cannot control these attributes of the operating system, the following problems might occur:
Some languages appear as garbled text or non-alphabetic symbols. Changing the font or the language script for the font (the Script list in the Font dialog) might correct this problem.
Text is displayed correctly when you open an .mdd file, but any text you enter is not displayed correctly. You might need to add the appropriate keyboard language/input locale to your operating system. If you already have the appropriate keyboard settings, you might just need to switch the current language/input locale. The Windows default setting to switch input locales is left Alt+Shift (the Alt key on the left side of the keyboard). By default, an icon that indicates the current input locale is displayed on the taskbar.
Installing new fonts typically requires access to a disk or drive containing additional fonts. Adding languages and input locales might require access to the operating system installation media. See the Help system for your operating system for information on how to install additional languages.
See also
National language support
Installing fonts
Changing fonts