How can I configure Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 5.0 and later to connect to URLs that contain foreign (multibyte) characters?

A. To configure IE to connect to Web sites that contain foreign characters, perform the following steps:

  1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings registry subkey (you might need to create some of the keys if they don't already exist).
  3. From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value.
  4. Enter a name of MBCSServername, then press Enter.
  5. Double-click the new value, set it to 0 to enable multibyte characters or 1 to disable multibyte characters, then click OK.
  6. Log off and log back on for the change to take effect.
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