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Encoding settings for garbled text

If you follow a link from Google News to an external site and you don't see legible text, the publisher may not be using Unicode (UTF-8) encoding on the site you're visiting. You may find instructions on how to view the article on the site itself.

To adjust your browser's encoding settings, just follow the browser-specific steps below.


  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select "Tools".
  3. Select "Encoding".
  4. Pick one "Unicode (UTF-8)" from the menu of encodings

For more help with Google Chrome, visit the Chrome Help Center.


  1. Select "View" from the top of your browser window.
  2. Select "Character Encoding."
  3. Select "Unicode (UTF-8)" from the dropdown menu.

Internet Explorer

  1. Navigate to the page you're having trouble viewing.
  2. Right-click on the page.
  3. Mouse over "Encoding."
  4. In the expanded menu, select "Unicode (UTF-8)."

Viewing text in Hindi:

If you use Internet Explorer 6+ in Windows Vista/XP/2000, you should have no problems in viewing Hindi text correctly. Mozilla Firefox requires support for complex text layout, otherwise it might display the Hindi text incorrectly. The support for complex text layout is usually turned off by default.

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