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Old 05-05-2009, 11:27 AM   #1
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Question How to INSTALL Mandarin Trad. Character set ?? LORDOFTHINGAMAJIGS ???

I'm trying to learn chinese from "LIVEMOCHA.COM" (which is F.REE) but i can't see the chinese characters. Just boxes with hexadecimal codes in 'm.
Need step by step instructions on WHERE to get & HOW to install these chinese characters. Please be explicit. I've read the post of LORD of THINGAMAJIGS or something like that, from Torreon, Mexico, but its not specific enouhg for me THANKS.

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Old 05-06-2009, 07:59 AM   #2
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Could possibly be as easy as...

aptitude search arphic
p   ttf-arphic-bkai00mp            - "AR PL KaitiM Big5" Chinese TrueType font by Arphic Technology                          
p   ttf-arphic-bsmi00lp            - "AR PL Mingti2L Big5" Chinese TrueType font by Arphic Technology                        
p   ttf-arphic-gbsn00lp            - "AR PL SungtiL GB" Chinese TrueType font by Arphic Technology                           
p   ttf-arphic-gkai00mp            - "AR PL KaitiM GB" Chinese TrueType font by Arphic Technology                            
p   ttf-arphic-ukai                - "AR PL UKai" Chinese Unicode TrueType font collection Kaiti style                       
p   ttf-arphic-uming               - "AR PL UMing" Chinese Unicode TrueType font collection Mingti style
aptitude install xfonts-intl-chinese xfonts-intl-chinese-big ttf-arphic-bkai00mp ttf-arphic-bsmi00lp ttf-arphic-gbsn00lp ttf-arphic-gkai00mp ttf-arphic-ukai ttf-arphic-uming <- select East Asia

dont forget to go into firefox preferences and add the languages as well..

Edit -> Preferences -> Content Tab {languages} -> Choose -> select chinese font to add and click add button.

but you don't have a Linux distro listed so it's kind of hard to provide specific directions..

I just did the above and now the chinese fonts display properly in firefox.. not that I can read any chinese... but it does seem to display properly now.

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