I've never had problems with East Asian fonts on XP...
Ayiaearel wrote:Installing Japanese Fonts
1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options and then Regional and Language Options (if the Control Panel is in in Classic View, just click Regional and Language Options).
3. Click the Languages tab.
4. Check the Install East Asian Languages box and then click Apply .
5. Click the Details button.
6. Click Add.
7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, select Japanese
8. In the same dialog box, select Microsoft IME Standard 2002 ver. 8.1 and click OK.
9. You should now have Japanese under Installed Services.
10. Click OK.
And here you forgot to mention that you need a XP CD, or a CD image (iso)...
Or just the extracted i386 folder...
The procedure is OK if you only need to surf Japanese sites, and deal with Japanese texts.
But if you also use Japanese programs (non-Unicode) you'll need additional steps:
10. Click OK Apply.
11. Click the Advanced
12. From the drop down menu select Japanese
13. Click OK
But beware: with this setting some installers will automatically choose Japanese language. So do it only if you're fluent in understanding Japanese texts.
This will also cause problems for the applications, such as not displaying correctly diacritics and non-Latin characters.
If you need to use both Japanese and non-Latin alphabets programs, and they have trouble displyaing characters, you'll need AppLocale
Everything I said is valid on XP. I'm not familiar with other O.S.
Hoping that in future programmers will be wiser to write programs in Unicode.