how to change the taskbar-style

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how to change the taskbar-style

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does anybody know how to get the start button from the left site to the right site? like in winxp arabic

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Translating arabic core files???
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marxo wrote:Translating arabic core files???
No, because it also looks like that when using an Arabic/Hebrew MUI on top of an English XP. Maybe it's just a setting triggered in that language version (and if such a MUI pack is installed...)

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You might be able to edit some of the DLLs to move the position of the button.

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It looks fake to me but that's just me. I'm not sure because I've never actually used a different language in XP. I've always used English as my language. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
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mdogg wrote:It looks fake to me but that's just me. I'm not sure because I've never actually used a different language in XP. I've always used English as my language. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
Windows versions localised into "Right-to-Left" languages such as Arabic and Hebrew have the Start button on the right side of the taskbar. See my Hebrew copy of Windows 2000:
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This behavior started with localized versions of Windows 98 (95 just had the menus reversed, NT4 never had Hebrew/Arabic localized versions, AFAIK).

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ppc_digger wrote:NT4 never had Hebrew/Arabic localized versions, AFAIK
There are such versions of NT4 but I don't know how much of the interface is reversed as I haven't installed them.
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Vista Ultimate R2 wrote:
ppc_digger wrote:NT4 never had Hebrew/Arabic localized versions, AFAIK
There are such versions of NT4 but I don't know how much of the interface is reversed as I haven't installed them.
I also have Arabic, Hebrew and Thai versions of NT4, but as I haven't installed them either, can't comment on that. It could be that the UI itself is in English but the system is able to deal with Arabic/... characters.

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Small update, the Arabic NT4 I have here (from MSDN, has the SP3 slipstreamed) is "enabled", not localized; that doesn't tell us if there are completely localized editions of it.
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empireum wrote:Small update, the Arabic NT4 I have here (from MSDN, has the SP3 slipstreamed) is "enabled", not localized; that doesn't tell us if there are completely localized editions of it.
From http://www.microsoft.com/israel/downloa ... rsion.mspx (translated from Hebrew):
The Hebrew-supporting client operating systems are divided into three groups:
1. 9x Systems (Windows 95,98,ME) - 9x systems came out in Hebrew Localized version, which is a fully translated version (Hebrew interface, Hebrew menus and Hebrew help files), and in Hebrew Enabled version, which supports Hebrew (allows writing Hebrew, but the interface, the menus and the help files are in English).
2. Windows NT 4.0 - This systems came out only in the Hebrew Enabled version.
3. Windows 2000 and Windows XP systems - These systems "canceled" the Enabled version. Therefore, in addition to the Hebrew Localized version, there is a multilingual English version, which supports Hebrew (English with Hebrew Support).
I think it's safe to assume the Arabic versions are the same.

As a side note, did anyone here ever see a Farsi version of Windows?

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ppc_digger wrote:As a side note, did anyone here ever see a Farsi version of Windows?
I have at least a Farsi version of Windows 3.1 but I can only guess that it is the localized version because the install fails when it's supposed to switch into graphical mode and all I get is a garbled screen.

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empireum wrote:
ppc_digger wrote:As a side note, did anyone here ever see a Farsi version of Windows?
I have at least a Farsi version of Windows 3.1 but I can only guess that it is the localized version because the install fails when it's supposed to switch into graphical mode and all I get is a garbled screen.
The Hebrew versions used to do that when a DOS Hebrew codepage wasn't loaded. Try loading codepage 864.

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empireum wrote:I have at least a Farsi version of Windows 3.1 but I can only guess that it is the localized version because the install fails when it's supposed to switch into graphical mode and all I get is a garbled screen.
Yeah, only Windows 3.1 seems to have been localized into Farsi, and I'm having problems with installing it as well. I found out that it's because there's something wrong with the GDI.EXE file. I trired replacing it with the one from the Arabic version, but the characters displayed were all wrong, but it is localized completely, pretty much like the Arabic and Hebrew versions. Too bad it's very difficult, if not even impossible, to find a properly working GDI.EXE file for it.

- ppc_digger: My attempt to install the Farsi Windows 3.1 was in the same Virtual Machine, into which I successfully installed the Hebrew Windows 3.1 before, and without the appropriate code page loaded.

However, I am now going to try installing the Farsi Windows 3.1 under MS-DOS 5.00 with Arabic support. I'm going to report the results of it here.
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