Our company maintains a Win32 application that our customers use to input both English and Korean (Hangul) characters. However, we have encountered an issue where some fields display the Korean characters incorrectly, showing as “Garbage Text” (ÁÖ´ÔÀÇ Á¦ÀÚ±³È).

The issue is present even in fields that support RTF, where the text should appear as “주님의 제자교회”. Both affected computers are running Windows 10 Pro version 1809, have the Korean language pack installed, and can correctly display Hangul in other applications. We have also replicated the issue in our office using Windows 10 version 1903.

Both computers are using the same executable file and data set, and the program is launched by users from a shortcut that points to a server in the office.

Any suggestions on what we should investigate to resolve this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Askify Moderator Edited question May 4, 2023