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Windows 7 Unicode Problems, perhaps Chrome related?
Unsurprisingly, I have a decent number of folders and files on my PC with names in Chinese (and sometimes Japanese) through Unicode. I'm not certain on the exact mechanics, but until recently, I've never had a problem showing them.
Recently, unicode characters in folder names, programs like uTorrent, and the headings on Chrome tabs are showing up as lines of squares, a pretty common Unicode error. This can be solved by switching my unicode language to Chinese in my Regions setting, and then switching back to English--but that's only temporary, and eventually, it glitches out again. I believe it's possibly Chrome causing this glitch, because I did not encounter this problem when I was using IE or Opera. Is there some file or fix I can download to correct this, or do I need to drop Chrome and find out if that's the actual cause? I tried switching my Unicode to Chinese, which does seem to work well, except it causes issues with some of the English language software I have running (particularly anything that displays temperature readouts).
AppLocale, sadly, does not fix this to my knowledge. Restarting my desktop seems to fix it, but I usually only do that once a day, so if there's another fix, that would be preferable.