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Old 08-09-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
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Strange symbols when browsing with konqueror


Hi guys. I've been looking for a solution to this issue for long, but nothing yet. When browsing with konqueror sometimes I see strange symbols instead of characters. I use the browser without a problem for most of the time, but sometimes I get something like this: ftp://luc4.homelinux.org/images/code.jpg . Everything else in the page is ok, but that part is just like you see it in the image. I tried on another system with konqueror and I saw it perfectly. What could it be?
Thanks for any idea you could have.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 02:42 PM   #2
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WOW, that is strange!
I've had a lot of problems with Konqueror. Everything from it not going on line to showing me all the char as boxes. The boxes were a font problem. The font file had been correpted.
Is the stuff all over the screen and the page behind it or does it replace that stuff as the text? If it's overlaying that stuff then it sounds as if some other program is being called while displaying. I would try "top" or "ps -e". Otherwise I would check the source code on the page and see what font type they are using. Then replace that font.
 
Old 08-12-2006, 11:45 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by PB0711
WOW, that is strange!
I've had a lot of problems with Konqueror. Everything from it not going on line to showing me all the char as boxes. The boxes were a font problem. The font file had been correpted.
Is the stuff all over the screen and the page behind it or does it replace that stuff as the text? If it's overlaying that stuff then it sounds as if some other program is being called while displaying. I would try "top" or "ps -e".
Nope. Let's look at this: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-486665.html. This is what I see: ftp://luc4.homelinux.org/images/code2.jpg. It's just replacing the text. Moreover, if I select the strange "text", and then paste it elsewhere (like kwrite), I can see the code with normal characters.

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Otherwise I would check the source code on the page and see what font type they are using. Then replace that font.
Ok. I checked the .css file and found that code boxes uses these data:

Code:
.code
{
    BORDER-RIGHT: #d1d7dc 1px solid;
    BORDER-TOP: #d1d7dc 1px solid;
    FONT-SIZE: 11px;
    BORDER-LEFT: #d1d7dc 1px solid;
    COLOR: #006600;
    BORDER-BOTTOM: #d1d7dc 1px solid;
    FONT-FAMILY: Courier, 'Courier New', monospace;
    BACKGROUND-COLOR: #fafafa
}
What should I do now?
Thanks for your answer guy, I can't find a solution to this issue.
 
Old 08-12-2006, 07:15 PM   #4
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Luc I couldn't see the image, it timed out. Also I'm sorry to say that I didn't follow everything in the link you gave me.
So the font file on your comp must be ok if you can see the code in Kwrite. Does firefox show the same thing on thoes webpages?
The only other thing I can think is that Konqueror must not be decodeing propertly due to some file correption?????

Let me have a look at how Konqueror works and then I might have something more.
 
Old 08-12-2006, 08:09 PM   #5
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Luc I couldn't see the image, it timed out.
Strange. It should work. It was an image to show you how I see some pages. Everything is ok but those frames in which there is the text written with a different style. That text is displayed just like the image you saw in the first image.

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Also I'm sorry to say that I didn't follow everything in the link you gave me.
I gave that link only for you to see the difference between how you see it in your browser and how I see it with konqueror (the second image I posted). That page was only an example.

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So the font file on your comp must be ok if you can see the code in Kwrite. Does firefox show the same thing on thoes webpages?
Yes, firefox shows those pages correctly. The character used is courier. No problem with it. In firefox there is an option to force pages not to use their own sets, but to use default sets. Is this option present in konqueror too? Maybe this could solve my problem.

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The only other thing I can think is that Konqueror must not be decodeing propertly due to some file correption?????

Let me have a look at how Konqueror works and then I might have something more.
I noticed something interesting. In the font preferences window, there are some combo boxes which allows you to choose the set you want. Well, I noticed there that a set of those I can choose is made up exactly of the same symbols I see in the first image I gave you. It seems like konqueror is using that charset to render the text in those boxes. The name of that charset is "courier [unknown]". If I choose it, I see some part of text in the pages with the same strange symbols. On another system in which konqueror is ok, I see that in the same position the charset is named "Courier" and it's not made up of those strange symbols. Maybe that charset is broken?
Thanks for your help.

Last edited by Luc484; 08-12-2006 at 08:23 PM.
 
Old 08-13-2006, 01:10 PM   #6
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Luc I couldn't see the image, it timed out.
Same thing happened to me; just refresh the page and the image should work

What version of Konqueror do you have? I can't reproduce this on 3.5.x.
 
Old 08-13-2006, 02:59 PM   #7
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hat version of Konqueror do you have? I can't reproduce this on 3.5.x.
I'm using 3.5.4. But I think the same thing was happening with 3.5.3. With the same version on another system I've no problems.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 12:14 PM   #8
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ah ah, I managed to fix the problem, or at least I found a workaround. Strangely the problem shows when I change the "Minimum font size" from 9 to 10 points. With 9 points the text is "Courier new", when I change to 10, I get those strange symbols. It is somehow annoying anyway to be forced to use that minimum number of points. Anyway, this doesn't explain anything as this behaviour is not shown by the other system I have.
Any idea why?
Thanks.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 09:24 AM   #9
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I run at 12pt minimum & don't have your problem.

Is anything changing when you cross the 9-10 point "barrier", especially in the font selections. As in from "Courier" to "courier [unknown]" as you noted earlier comparing to another box?

Have you tried changing your fixed font, at least temporarily, to something else?

The other place you might look is View > Set Encoding & see if it is doing something weird.
 
  


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