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Old 01-31-2013, 09:44 AM   #1
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Are there any Fonts need for Links2 (Web Browser) ?


I've started using Links2, and it seems some fonts are missing, as some web pages like Wikipedia display star like fonts. Any fix to this ?


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Links2 would use whatever fonts are on your computer.

I just did a test with Links2 and compared it to the same Wikipedia page (the main one, wikipedia.org) in a graphical browser, and the items that came up asterisks were languages that use different lettersets, such as Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Cyrillic characters.

If you installed to a European or American language, those fonts would normally not be installed by default.
 
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Links2 would use whatever fonts are on your computer.

I just did a test with Links2 and compared it to the same Wikipedia page (the main one, wikipedia.org) in a graphical browser, and the items that came up asterisks were languages that use different lettersets, such as Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Cyrillic characters.

If you installed to a European or American language, those fonts would normally not be installed by default.
Thanks for you help

I wasn't sure if it was an issue with Links2. Since other web browsers display fonts just fine.
 
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I wasn't sure if it was an issue with Links2. Since other web browsers display fonts just fine.
Come to think of it (hitting head with hand!), my graphical browser was displaying the other characters. I got behavior similar to Links2 in Links and in Lynx.

There's something else going on. It's just a shot in the dark, but perhaps it has something to with the fonts at the terminal can access, as opposed to the fonts that the GUI programs can access.

This may cast some light on it, but it refers to Debian, rather then Gentoo: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=46697
 
  


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