Thread: Browser Issues
October 16th, 2007, 12:52 PM #1
Whenever I visit YouTube, the text either appears as squares or question marks (see screenshot). This happens on both IE 7 and Firefox 188.8.131.52; however, this is the only site it happens on. I'm careful about where I go and have tried adjusting settings, clearing the cache, etc. but I'm stumped at this point. Any suggestions would be appreciated
October 16th, 2007, 01:00 PM #2
Maybe you need language packs or something? That's the Japanese youtube?i5-2500k | Cooler Master Hyper 212+ | ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen 3 | 8GB DDR3 1600 | HIS HD6870 1GB | Seasonic X750 | Rosewill Blackhawk
October 16th, 2007, 01:31 PM #3
You're going to the Japanese version of the site, and judging by the other windows you have open, you probably don't browse too many Japanese sites. It's interesting that the page loaded up with question marks, though; I've always gotten boxes or gibberish with non-installed characters or alphabets. Try it with www. instead of jp. for the US version, and that should do it for you. Alternately, you could install the character pack and start learning Japanese (and Chinese, since the characters are largely the same)...
October 16th, 2007, 02:24 PM #4
Wierd.. I've typed www. in the address always. I just tried it and I was redirected to the jp. address. If I download the language pack, everything will display in Japanese which is fine and dandy, except I don't speak/read the language. Any idea how I can navigate to the English version?
October 16th, 2007, 04:41 PM #5
Try clearing all your temp files...
Youtube is showing in japanese for me too now >.>
EDIT: Clearing files worked. I used Crap Cleaner. Back to English.
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October 16th, 2007, 10:00 PM #6
That's one of the first things I did, no luck so far.. ran AVG, Ad-Aware 2007 and Spybot, found some tracking cookies. It was fine a couple weeks ago, no clue why this started :/
October 16th, 2007, 10:07 PM #7
In the top right hand corner of the YouTube page there's a flag icon. Click it for a drop-down of other flags, each representing different versions of the site based on different languages. If I'm not mistaken, your computer should remember which version you use and go to that one as a default. If not, you could always simply switch over via the flag icon every time you go to the site, which wouldn't be that big of a deal.
October 16th, 2007, 10:22 PM #8
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