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Foreign languages on DivXLand Media Subtitler

This guide explains how to configure Windows to work with languages other than Western European properly.

In this example we will setup the Region Settings to work with Greek subtitles. The same procedure must be applied for any other language such as arabic, chinese, hebrew, japanese, persian, russian, etc.

Step 1: Open DivXLand Media Subtitler

From DivXLand Media Subtitler, go to the Settings menu > Language and Encoding panel. At the Subtitles character set section click the Configure button to open the system's Region settings.

DivXLand Media Subtitler Language and Encoding

Notice: In this guide, Greek language settings have already been applied beforehand.

Step 2: Set Region Format

At the Formats tab select the desired target language for your subtitles in the Format list.

Regional Formats

Notice: Setting the Region Format might not be required for all languages. You can try reverting it later.

Step 3: Set Language for Non-Unicode Programs

At the Administrative tab click the Change system locale button.

Regional Formats

Select the target language and click OK. You must restart Windows now to apply this setting.

Region Settings

Make sure to save and close any open files and restart Windows to apply your settings.

Step 4: Open the subtitle file in DivXLand Media Subtitler

It is recommended to convert your subtitle file to ANSI encoding first. If you find incorrect characters in DMS, please open the file with Notepad and save it with ANSI encoding to convert it.

DivXLand Media Subtitler is now ready to start editing and creating Greek subtitle files properly.

DivXLand Media Subtitler

In this guide we have set the Region settings to work with Greek subtitle files.

Set Program Interface Language

Following these steps the program interface can now be set to the target language as well, if available.