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Java applet displays screen garbage where there should be text
Windows 7 Ultimate - Japanese, with English language pack set to English. Java 6 update 21. I have an online brokerage account, and it displays Japanese perfectly, as does any Japanese Web page I load. I really don't have, and never have had, a problem displaying Japanese. But the brokerage account has a java applet that runs for its options and futures page (a separate page available after logging in). This applet displays rectangles (what is called mojibake in Japanese) where there should be Japanese text (numerals are okay). I have tried to troubleshoot this until I'm numb. Usually I can figure this stuff out myself. I've changed locales and changed them back, changed the unicode language preference and gone back, uninstalled and reinstalled java, and even gone back to the native Japanese OS. That *&^% applet still won't display Japanese characters properly. It always did under XP -- no problems at all. (Both in an English XP and a Japanese XP, no problems.) Moreover, netdania java applets in Japanese run perfectly with no screen garbage anywhere.
Lastly, the brokerage site seems clueless about helping -- their advice is the basic browser version and font and java capability advice, all of which I meet or exceed. This problem exhibits in *both* MSIE and Firefox. And with both browsers, this seems to be the only page I can find on the planet that doesn't display correctly. This is a large brokerage firm however, and if the page was not displaying properly for most users, there would be a firestorm, and they would quickly fix it. So it *is* displaying properly for most users (including on my husband's XP Home Japanese box), thus I have to assume there is still something I'm missing on my end. But I'll be hanged if I can figure it out. I've tried everything I know, which is not insubstantial, given that I've worked in bilingual computing environments (Japanese/English and the reverse) for years. But I need some help here. Thanks.
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