I tried exporting my whatsapp conversation via email. This conversation is received to mail box in .txt file attachment. Once the file is downloaded to pc and opend with notepad as usual, the chat messages with our local language (hindi, india) are not displayed. Only square boxes are displayed in notepad. (making the conversation backup useless) What i need to do so that all the messages are displayed in pc ? (Eng msg are displayed correctly)(emoji not displayed is ok for me)


  • Would you mind listing exactly what you did to export the conversation?
    – einpoklum
    Oct 10, 2016 at 10:25

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Your system doesn't support Devanagari fonts. If you're using Windows, install the fonts from Microsoft Support.


  • Download this(press the big blue Download Now button)

  • Open the downloaded file and click onInstall button(requires administration privileges)

  • Open the log, and select encoding as UTF-8

Update#2: For details on how to set the encoding to UTF-8: - click on the File menu - click on save as - on the drop down menu beside the field encoding, select

  • Welcome to Android Enthusiasts SE. Can you post a link to show that that phone doesn't support those fonts? Adding sources will help garner more votes for your answer.
    – New-To-IT
    Apr 3, 2015 at 13:28
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    Not the phone. The computer. Apr 3, 2015 at 13:32
  • thanx Sinchan.. will you please guide what font i need and where will i get that font? (hindi and marathi )
    – inwell
    Apr 3, 2015 at 14:44
  • Check the updated post. I've added the required things. Apr 3, 2015 at 17:27
  • i downloaded the file and is downloaded as TTF font file. So there was no install button. (Font added through control panel-Fonts-Install New Fonts) The LOG and Select UTF-8 ..? where should i look for them ?
    – inwell
    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:41

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