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Outlook (Teams) invite showing Asian (Chinese/Japanese like) characters (fixed)

In the past, when I sent agenda invites to others via Outlook on Windows 10, and especially when I used Microsoft Teams invites, I sometimes received complaints from invitees; they saw only Asian looking characters.

When I used Outlook Web Access or Outlook for Mobile though, invites were always in English, as usual.

How to fix this?

  • Go to the ‘Control Panel’
  • Go to ‘Region’ settings
  • Click on the ‘Administrative’ tab
  • Uncheck the box ‘Beta: Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support’.
  • Restart the machine when asked (or do this later).
That’s it. Hope it helps you!
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