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    Default Opening Files with Asian Characters in Filename

    I am running Win XP SP2 and Irfanview 3.97 and when I try to open a JPG with Chinese characters in the name I get the error "Can't read file header, unknown file format" but other programs will open the file just fine and if I change the file name so that it has only English characters then Irfanview opens it without problem.

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    Upgrade to IrfanView 4.2 and enable Unicode filename support in Properties, Misc1.

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    Default unicode plugin

    That is, what I also want to say you!
    See the following two screenshots:




    (To enlarge click on the pictures!)

    You can read, it's a "Basic Unicode support"!
    It is possible that is not a full support!
    What it means exactly concerning the program IrfanView, knows only the author of the Unicode Plugin!!
    Last edited by Frank; 08.09.2008 at 07:26 AM.

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    This is now under Options>Properties>Language.
    Check the check box: "Load Unicode Plugin at program start (for file names with non-latin characters)"
    There is a nice write up on this in the Help FAQs with a nice link.
    Good job people. I hope you smile 25 times today :-)

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