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I was hoping so badly this would relief my Notes grief...
Authored by: arglborps on Aug 12, '07 10:11:32PM

Lotus Notes, the bane of our lives, is not capable of using Japanese as long as the OS isn't switched to Japanese, even if you disable the English.lproj and leave only the Japanese one in. It will mangle all the Japanese characters. My workaround was to switch the Language in the System Prefs, kill the Dock, launch via the dock (and it thinks now it's in a Japanese system) and once Notes is running I switch back to English and kill the Dock again.

I used your method to try to automate that process, but for some reason switching languages via the command line is missing something compared to the System Preferences, because Notes will just refuse to "think" it's on a Japanese OS, it will mangle all the Japanese. Back to manual, I guess.

I really hope I'll never meet any of the Lotus Notes developers in a dark alley...

Anyway thanks for this hint.

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