This is mostly a "just wondering why" question and not a I'm having a problem with the program" question. While I was working on the journaling on my layout, I clicked on the the font list menu (don't know the technical term lol). As I scrolled down this list I noticed that some fonts show a "sample" of what it will look like. Then some of them show what looks like Chinese writing and perhaps Arabic? Is this normal? I've never notice it before but I've only had cs6 for a little while. I knew that it should samples but the other was a surprise to me.
Yup - it's normal. I have them too. Don't ask me what they are used for, maybe one of our more tech savvy Scrap Girls can tell us. But they do come installed on MACs (not sure about PC's). If I had to guess why, I would guess that they're needed for part of the Operating System.
So I'm not sure I've been real helpful, other then telling you that its normal!
There are a lot of fonts that come with your software. Adobe has a set, Office has a set. There is a way to turn of the display of those fonts in W7, but it didn't keep them from showing when I choose fonts in PS.
My Gallery I scrap with Photoshop CS6, but can help with older versions: PS7, CS2 & CS4.