Subscriber David Owens wrote from Australia to ask:
After my computer has loaded up after I turn on my pc I get a No language support detected box come up, when I click it off the computer works ok
Do have any idea what this could be
Thanks for the question, David — just in time as I was writing Sunday’s issue (it’s 7:20pm Saturday night for me — I think you’re 14 hours ahead of me).
It sounds like Windows has lost track your language setting — I assume you want it to use English as its language — so it’s giving you a warning and then defaulting into English.
Go to Start, Control Panel, “Date, Time, Language and Regional Options”
Pick “Regionnal and Language Options”
On the “Regional Options” tab, I would select “English (United States)” — you’d probably pick “English (Australia),” but DO NOT click OK yet.
Then, click on the Advanced tab, select the language for non-Unicode programs. You’ll probably select the same thing as the one above. Then, in the “Code page conversion tables” put a checkmark in the first checkbox “1000 (MAC- Roman)”.
The Languages tab has two sections: the first lets modify some of your language settings. More importantly, if you need eastern Asian fonts, you can install them here (if you’re tired of weird displays on foreign language web pages and at least want the correct characters displayed, you can install support for those languages here.