An ANSI riched edit 2 control will display east asian fonts, you just cannot type them in or save them.
It displays Arabic and Russian, it saves Arabic and Russian, and the plain text Unicode file that RichMasm writes to the *.rc file contains Arabic and Russian, as can be verified by opening it in Ms Word.
And I am glad that I didn't hit the "Post" button right away, because I just relaunched the ResDlgMb.asm on my desktop and voilą, the bloody dialog displays Arabic and Russian...!!
Mysteries of Windows. On my notebook, everything displays Arabic except that dialog...EDIT
: One mystery solved. To display Arabic, check "Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages" in Control Panel, Regional and Language Options, Languages. The remaining mystery is why afterwards Russian
becomes visible, too - not exactly a "complex script" language, and written from left to right. Oh Bill, if you had to pay for every hour wasted due to poor documentation, you would be a poor man