LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-04-2005, 04:24 PM   #1
Lowe
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Debian. (Sarge)
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
Display Japanese characters.


Does anyone know how i would go about displaying Japanese characters in Debian? Everytime i download a japanese file, it always displays in garbled text. I've tried downloading japanese fonts but still no go. I'm using gnome 2.8 if that makes any difference.
 
Old 05-04-2005, 04:42 PM   #2
macondo
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Panama
Distribution: Debian Sid
Posts: 1,014

Rep: Reputation: 49
Have you tried:

# dpkg-reconfigure locales
 
Old 05-04-2005, 04:49 PM   #3
Lowe
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Debian. (Sarge)
Posts: 17

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Yes i have, but im quite unsure what to set them as. I'll mess around with it then i guess. =/

EDIT: uhm i just installed a newer kernal and it works fine. oO

Last edited by Lowe; 05-04-2005 at 04:50 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 12:02 PM   #4
jonaskoelker
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Denmark
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 1,524

Rep: Reputation: 46
Quote:
uhm i just installed a newer kernal and it works fine.
Why do I have the feeling it's the same kind of solution that `reboot.' is for windows

Happy Hacking
 
Old 06-10-2005, 12:36 PM   #5
napps
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Osaka, Japan
Distribution: Slackware 10.0
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
i had problems too til i followed these instructions. It worked for me, hopefully you too!

http://dspnet.fr.eu.org/~lonewolf/Li..._Japanese.html
 
Old 06-10-2005, 05:31 PM   #6
R00ts
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Austin TX, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.10, Fedora 16
Posts: 545

Rep: Reputation: 30
You know, I've installed Japanese rendering support before and whenever I've messed with reconfiguring locales, something always went horribly wrong. If all you want to do is be able to read Japanese text from webpages, etc. then you just need to install the right font packages (I think that link lays it out pretty well) and maybe modify your /etc/X11/XF86-Config4 file to change the FontPaths. You only need to mess with locales if you want the menus, dialogues, etc of your applications to render in Japanese (which I don't). There are a lot of webpages out there (some which are grossly outdated) and they can conflict with what you tell you, so sometimes it becomes very difficult to know what to do.


Japanese input support isn't too bad though. I typically install uim (universal input method) along with anthy, but you could also install scim (simple common input method). scim basically sits above uim, and any other "lower-level" input editors and manages them all. I believe there's a little bit of a performance overhead with using scim though, and since Japanese and English are the only two languages I know/care to write in, uim works fine for me.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 07:58 PM   #7
kaz2100
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Penguin land, with apple, no gates
Distribution: Debian testing woody(32) sarge etch lenny squeeze(+64) wheezy jessie
Posts: 1,428

Rep: Reputation: 83
I had some trouble with firefox and Konquer. Mozilla always worked. I still have not figured out how to work with this issue.

By the way, I do not think xterm can display Japanese fonts. use Kterm. Also you need to find right coding JIS EUC..... (nkf will help)


I forgot, with firefox, XF86config-> right font path and locale are not enough to have full access to Japanese fonts.

Last edited by kaz2100; 06-10-2005 at 08:00 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help getting Japanese characters to display correct R00ts Linux - Software 5 03-13-2005 09:04 PM
printing japanese characters... tw001_tw Linux - Software 0 05-02-2004 10:14 PM
Displaying Japanese characters gjarman Linux - General 1 05-01-2003 05:28 AM
Displaying Japanese characters gjarman Linux - Newbie 0 05-01-2003 01:52 AM
how to make linux display Japanese characters? digizer0 Linux - General 20 04-12-2003 06:45 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:49 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration