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Bug: Strange characters in Data Interoperability connection dialog boxes on some Windows XP SP2 and SP3 computers

Description

** This issue has been addressed at ArcGIS version 9.3.1. **

Strange characters are displayed in the Data Interoperability connection dialog boxes on some Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Service Pack 3 (SP3) computers.

Note:
This issue has been addressed 9.3.1.

Cause

This is a known issue due to using the Windows Classic theme.

Workaround

Switch to the Windows XP theme.

  1. Navigate to Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Click the Theme tab.
  3. Click the Theme drop-down menu and select 'Windows XP'.
  4. Click OK.

    Note:
    Some testing results have shown that it may be possible to switch back to the previous modified theme after changing it to the Windows XP theme.