change your default system locale in Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP
The Torah CD-Rom Library has been designed to run on a wide
variety of Windows platforms. Among
other things, we have designed the software to run on non-Hebrew versions of
Windows. However there are still some small issues that do not display
correctly on non-Hebrew Windows, including the Status Bar text and the Tool
Tips. Although you can fully use & enjoy the program without these things,
we have received complaints from some of our customers regarding the aesthetic
aspect of this matter.
While we are already working on a new version
which we hope will solve these issues, in the meantime we have prepared this
document which will explain to you how to solve this problem. Once again we
repeat - these steps are not necessary to fully use and enjoy the program, but if you wish to
have the full visual experience of using the Torah CD-Rom Library, then please
follow the procedure described below.
We wish to point out that changing the
default system locale should have no adverse affect whatsoever on your
use of the computer and your other software, provided you are using the
English version of Windows, and do not use other foreign languages. If you are
using a different language version or you are using software written for some
language other then English or Hebrew, then you may still try this procedure,
and if you have any trouble, you can always return the default system language
to it’s previous setting.
This procedure is fully reversible, and we
have tested it fully on many systems, without finding any problems. It does not
change your date or time formats. All it does is to tell Windows to use the
Hebrew Code Page (which includes English) to display Non-Unicode applications. All
of your English software should continue to function without any problems.
v In the unlikely event that you do have some trouble
(which you can solve by restoring the previous default system locale), please
let us know, so that we can warn other users with similar installations.
2. Instructions for Windows XP
the Control Panel by clicking on the Start button, and then on Control
click on Regional and Language Options.
The Regional and Language Options dialog box will open.
the Advanced tab.
the Language for non-Unicode programs drop-down list box select Hebrew.
to set the check mark in default user account settings.
on OK. Proceed according to the
instructions given by windows. Windows may ask you for your Windows
Installation CD. After Windows is done configuring the files, you will be asked
to restart the computer; click on Yes to restart the computer.
3. Instructions for Windows 2000
the Control Panel by clicking on the Start button, then on Settings
and then on Control Panel.
click on Regional Options. The Regional
Options dialog box will open.
on the Set Default…button. The Select System Locale dialog box
the drop-down list box select Hebrew.
on OK. You will be returned to
the Regional Options dialog box.
on OK. Proceed according to the instructions given by windows. Windows
may ask you for your Windows Installation CD. After Windows is done configuring
the files, you will be asked to restart the computer; click on Yes to
restart the computer.