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I've got 3 pc's running, respectively, Wheezy/Sid, Mint 13 Maya and Ubuntu 10.04.
On Facebook some of the names of my photo albums contain characters with umlauts (ö, ä, etc). These characters display correctly on the Maya and Ubuntu installations but not on the Debian installation.
I've googled. I've reconfigured locales. I've rebooted (used to be a Windows user in the previous century ...). All to no avail. Can someone suggest a further avenue to explore?
Thanks for the quick answer - much appreciated. My next question is how do I determine what the appropriate packages are? As mentioned in my original post, I have reconfigured the locales and I made sure that the Debian locales are the same as the Maya locales.
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 12.04/14.04, Scientific Linux 6.3/6.4, Android-x86, Pretty much all distros at one point...
Debian doesn't spoon feed it's users a fully configured system the way that Ubuntu and other distros do... It leaves more of that up to you. Use Synaptic (sudo apt-get install synaptic ... if not installed), and search for the language support packages for your language...
I am aware that Debian does not spoon-feed its users. Unfortunately this knowledge does not help me solve my problem, hence my presence here.
I have compared the installed files in Debian and the Maya installations by searching for "language support", "german" and "deutsch" in synaptic. In all three cases the results are either identical or the description of the files installed in Maya do not indicate that it solves the problem I am experiencing.
If anyone can point me to the appropriate packages that should be installed on Debian, I'd be grateful.
Instead of reinstalling chrome afresh, I decided to try it with Opera. The results are the same. I have now tested with Firefox, Iceweasel, Chrome, Epiphany and Opera and it's all the same - it doesn't work on my Wheezy/Sid box, but it wotks on Ubuntu 10.04 and Mint Maya. Surely that means the problem is with the OS flavour? Could it be a config file that is wonky? Where can I start searching?
A further bit of information is that this does not occur consistently across all websites, i.e. there are websites that display the correct characters. I know for a fact that one of those websites where it displays correctly encodes the characters in the format "&nnn;" or "ä", whereas on a site like FB the characters are entered directly from the keyboard as "ö", etc. Hope this helps to clarify a tad ...