How can I install and use Hebrew fonts on my Windows XP computer?
Windows XP (and 2000/2003/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 XP 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.
Unlike W2K, it is SAFE and it is OK for you to install Hebrew language support during the GUI setup phase of Windows XP.
Note: You might also want to read the following articles:
After rebooting from the text-based setup phase, the computer will display the setup GUI, and the fist prompt you’ll get is the Regional Settings customization window.
You can install Hebrew support at this phase by pressing the Customize button and going to the Languages tab.
Warning: You must now press Apply!!!
If you already have XP installed you can basically do the same, only this time it’s done from within Control Panel and you’ll need to have the installation CD (or at least the I386 folder from the CD) handy, because the OS needs to copy files from it.
If you’re running Control Panel in the classic view – go to Regional and Language Options.
Warning: Don’t forget, you must press Apply after selecting the “Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages” check-box!!!
You may also want to read: