For years I've been struggling with displaying Eastern languages in Notepad++ while regular notepad displays them effortlessly. I would really like to finally get to the bottom of this.
JuzBeKind last edited by JuzBeKind
Regular notepad can display Eastern languages using fonts like Arial, Lucia Console and Courier New but Notepad++ cannot.
In Notepad++ I’m restricted to a small list of less common (and much less desirable) fonts (with exception to Tahoma).
If I don’t want the backslash character to be replaced by the won character that list becomes even smaller.
If I want a monospaced font without display glitches that leaves me with pretty much one font: NSimSun, which is a pretty unpleasant font (hard on the eyes & brain, especially at font sizes below 16).
And it gets worse:
Sometimes, even NSimSun inexplicably stops displaying Eastern languages properly, even though the global font settings have not been changed and the encoding is still set to UTF-8
Notepad Version: Many versions since I started using Notepad++ in 2010. Current version is 7.5.7
OS: Windows XP Pro 32-bit
Scott Sumner last edited by Scott Sumner
These references have some good info on “getting to the bottom of this” (I think…don’t really care as this doesn’t affect me):