You may see broken characters in the location database if you copy your old file "locations.dat" to the the directory of
the Unicode release.
Older versions of the location database had Ansi format; the new database has Unicode format. Solution: open the
database file "locations.dat" in a Unicode capable editor (like Word on Windows or gedit on Linux). Save the file in
Unicode UTF-8 format. The problem should disappear then.
Unicode character sets are especially required for non European (e.g. Telugu) translation and display of Sanskrit characters in
Problems in Unicode charset display can be a result of Windows configuration.
On Windows XP, additional support for Unicode languages can be installed as follows:
Start →Settings → Control Panel → Regional Options and Language Options.
In the Languages tab, check the Supplemental language support option(s) you want.
Setting both options will install all optional fonts. This option adds fonts as well as system support for those languages.