PRB: Random Symbols on Dialog Box in Japanese Windows

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While using the Japanese Resource compiler to compile a Japanese resourcefile, and running it under Japanese Windows, you see random symbols on thedialog box where Japanese characters should be.
Arial, Times New Roman, and Helvetica fonts work well with Englishcharacters and most European characters, but not with Japanese characters.The Japanese fonts that have font names starting with '@' are verticalfonts, meaning they are designed specifically for vertical writing(writing from top to bottom and right to left). They are not suitable forEnglish where writing is horizontal (left to right).
Use the Japanese font for that dialog box. If no particular Japanese fontis desired, use the system font (a Japanese font under Japanese Windows) byomitting the FONT resource statement from your dialog template, or send theWM_SETFONT message with the system font to the control that containsJapanese characters.
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Article ID: 123391 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 17:46:58 - Revision: 1.0

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