How can I install and use Hebrew fonts on my Windows 2000 computer?
Windows 2000 (and XP/2003/Vista) has the built-in ability to display Hebrew fonts on your system without the need to install language packs or special localized versions of the OS. To see Hebrew fonts on your Windows 2000 computer you MUST perform the following tasks precisely in the order listed here. Not doing so might cause your computer to display ??????? instead of Hebrew fonts, especially in Office applications.
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Open Control Panel. Go to Regional Options.
In the Language Settings for this system find Hebrew and click the check-box.
Click the Set Default button.
The Select System Locale window will pop up. Find Hebrew and click OK.
Back at the Regional Options window look at the Your Locale (location) drop list. Select Hebrew.
If the system cannot find the i386 folder it will ask you for the CD. Put it in the CD drive or browse to where you’ve placed your i386 folder. In it there is a folder named LANG, and in it a subfolder named HEB. A progress bar will appear while copying the files.
A windows will pop up asking you if you want to keep the files found on your HD or copy them from the CD. Click Yes.
A window will pop up asking you to reboot your computer. Do it. Do NOT work in Hebrew until you’ve rebooted your computer.
This is the ONLY good way to install Hebrew fonts in Windows 2000 Professional or Server. Furthermore, I suggest you do NOT install Hebrew support while installing Windows 2000 although you will be prompted to select your regional settings. Doing so might not be as successful as installing Hebrew AFTER the setup process was completed and you’ve rebooted the computer.
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- Install Windows 2000 Server
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- Install Windows Server 2003
- Install Windows XP on Large FAT32 Partitions
- Install Windows XP Pro
- Remove Windows 2000/XP/2003 but Keep Windows 98
- Remove Windows 98 but Keep Windows 2000/XP/2003
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- Windows XP Supported Upgrade Paths
- Uninstall Windows XP
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