Enable Japanese characters in Windows and Eclipse

To enable the Japanese characters (Shift-JIS) the operation system needs to install the fonts.

This is how to do it in Windows Xp:

  1. Install the fonts. This is done in the Regional Options under languagesclip_image001
  2. Select the Install files for East Asian languages. The windows cd is needed.
  3. After this a restart is needed.
  4. In Eclipse select properties of the file which contains Japanese characters and select Test file encoding.
  5. Chose: UTF-8 and click ok.
  6. Now you can open the file with any editor in Eclipse and it should show the file correctly.


Here is a link to a site which describes how to do the same for other operation systems.

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