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    Which Unicode Version Is Supported by Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server?

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    Hello Everyone. Recently I received this question from someone (you can send me mail too at drintl@microsoft.com ). I thought I’d share my response here because, well, I guess that’s what bloggers do from time to time. Hi Dr. International, I...
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    Name that Unattended Installed TimeZone

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    I got a question today if it was possible to set the TimeZone of a computer via the Unattended installation process. Well the answer is yes , but it is sometimes hard to find out how. So, I thought I would drop this here to help make it easier to find...
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    "Help, I'm locked out of login by Thai keyboard"

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    A while back I got the following plea for help: My default keyboard language has been English for login. Some how it was switch to Thai and I do not have a Thai user login. I don't know how to switch back to an English language keyboard so I can...
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    Orlando Day -1 (sunday)

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    Well I have made it through the first day here at Tech-Ed 2005. Sunday was when all the Pre-Conference tutorial were given and Houman Pournasseh and Russ Rolfe gave a 5 hour overview on Developing International Software. One of the good questions that...
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    English web-pages on a Japanese version of Windows

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    Got an intersting question the other day on viewing English Pages on a Japanese version of Windows. It said, "I'm English speaking in Japan. My laptop has Windows XP Professional (Japanese). I've a major problem with Microsoft websites – most of the pages...
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    Orlando Day 2 (Tuesday)

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    Yong Rhee had some very good questions come at his Deploying Windows MUI (Multilingual User Interface) breakout session. One of the best questions, is one I get all the time. What is the difference between a regular version of Windows and the MUI version...
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    www.microsoft.com/globaldev INPUT

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    Most of you know that besides this blog, I have a website www.microsoft.com/globaldev dedicated to the dispersing of international information for developers, IT pros and end users. I would like to ask you the readers what you find positive about the...
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    Orlando Day 3 (Wednesday)

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    We have a winner! Yesterday afternoon Mickey Gousset came up to the Dr. International Cabana here at TechEd in Orlando. He had seen the challenge in the blog and collected the names of all the members of Dr. International. Mickey was happy to find out...
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    Orlando Day 1 (Monday)

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    Whoa! There are a lot people here and this place is big. I am going to get my exercise going from one break-out session to another. Today we had two breakout sessions in our International Virtual track. One was given by Michael Kapland on SQL Internationalization...
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    Dr. International's Friend at PDC '05

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    Have questions about how globalization, localization and Multilingual User Interface (MUI) will look like in Windows Vista? Look up my friend Edward Ye who is in the Fundamentals area in the Track Lounges thoughout this week. Ed is a program manager for...
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    Hello World / Testing localized product on English OS vs localized OS

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    So today, the Dr. steps into the brave new world of blogging (ok, so blogging isn’t that new anymore). I want to use this forum to address some thoughts I have on better international computing, give tips on ways to develop for and use Microsoft products...
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    Global Development and Deployment Conference 2006?

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    In 2004, Microsoft held its first ever Global Development and Deployment Conference ( GDDC 2004 ). It was dedicated to the development and deployment of international solutions using Microsoft technologies. It featured sessions on creating solutions that...
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    Orlando Day 4 (Thursday)

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    Two more days to go in Orlando. Soon Dr. International will be back in the Pacific Northwest, just in time to miss Tropical Storm Arlene . Even though Arlene is not forecasted to hit Orlando, Dr. International still decided to play it safe, especially...
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    When does 0 + 4 = 1?

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    I received a good question today from a developer who asked: Why should one not use pointer arithmetic for string length calculation, access to string elements, or string manipulation ? The main reason pointer arithmetic is not a good idea is...
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    Transliteration Utility Released

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    In the world today, several languages (like Serbian and Bosnian) use two or more different scripts (like Latin and Cyrillic) to represent their written languages. There are times when people would like to either type in one script but produce the other...
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    Take me home (I really mean home where I live).

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    Got an interesting questions from someone who bought there computer with Windows XP loaded on it in the United Kingdom. They ask, "My desktop PC was purchased in UK but now I live in US . However microsoft.com and google.com still treat me as having a...
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    I’m going to Orlando

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    Dr. International will be at Tech-Ed 2005 Conference in Orlando, Florida....
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