PRB: MAKEIMG 2.12, 3.0 Fails on Some Non-US Builds on Windows NT 4.0

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Use of Platform Builder 2.12 or 3.0 to build the Microsoft Windows CE operating system on Windows NT 4.0 with the COUNTRY environment variable set to "Japan", "Korea", or "China" causes MAKEIMG to fail. The NK.fin file is not generated in the release directory.

The cause of the failed build is missing code-page files and registry settings. This article provides the files that are needed to correct this problem.


For Japanese, the missing files are C_932.nls, C_932.ini, and Japanrc.bat.

For Chinese (simplified), the missing files are C_936.nls, C_10008.nls, Chinas.ini, and Chinas.bat.

For Chinese (traditional), the missing files are C_950.nls, C_10002.nls, Chinat.ini, and Chinat.bat.

For Korean, the missing files are C_949.nls, C_949.ini, and Korea.bat.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file. The Codepage.exe file contains a separate .zip file for each language that contains the necessary replacement files.

The file descriptions are as follows:
  • C_*.nls: Code page (character set)
  • C_*.ini: Registry key update/insert
  • *.bat: Installs the National Language Support (NLS) files and the registry settings
All these files (for a given language fix) must be in the same folder, though it does not matter which one. The .bat file installs all the files in the correct location. For example, to add the patch and subsequently build Japanese, run Japanrc.bat, set the COUNTRY environment variable in your build window, and do a complete build. The Nk.bin file will appear in your <WINCEROOT>\Release folder on successful completion.


Article ID: 232901 - Last Review: August 18, 2005 - Revision: 3.6
  • Microsoft Windows CE Platform Builder 2.12, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Encarta Reference Suite 2001, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
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