Originally posted by crnchyfrog
Thanks for the welcome and the quick reply.
I will try it out when i get to work tomorrow. I also noticed that at the login screen there is a language selection bar that allows me to select which language I want to use for the session. In the selection window all of the asian fonts just come outt as the unicode box w/ the 4 numbers at the corners. Where as the other languages seem to display properly. So it seems that it's not just a browser problem but system wide.
I run Slackware in init level 3 which is a text login. From there I issue "startx"
to load the X server. You're probably using X11 with KDM/GDM/XDM
(session managers), which is something I'm not familiar with. It seems that may
be for the system language, meaning everything you see - menus, etc. It also
sounds to me like you don't have any Chinese fonts installed. If you use KDE,
you can check and/or install fonts via
Control Center -> System Administration -> Font Installer
If you're running a dual boot system, you can browse to the path in your Windoze
installation where you have the fonts installed. Well, it's in your C:\ somewhere
directory, so that may or may not be applicable to your system.
I noticed that your font installation permissions were for \root which should allow a system wide change correct? does this mean that I will be able to use the fonts in other applications other than my web browser?
That's how KDE installed them, per the above instructions. I've done it
differently in the past. You can display Hanzi in other applications, such
as KWord and OpenOffice. The problem is that you need a Input Method
Editor to input Chinese characters
, and that's where I've had my
problems. At the moment, that's not the highest priority on my To-Do
List, which is why I suggested you read those posts by JDW.
I know about scim and fcitx (IMEs) for Linux. I've tried fcitx, which iirc is
designed to be used with KDE. The one time I tried it, I was running my
preferred window manager, Fluxbox, and the installation of fcitx totally
hosed Fluxbox. It may have been the instructions that I followed, but the
results were not acceptable, and I've yet to try again.
To be quite honest, I can only help you so far - and I'm hoping that you
will have some good news after you get your fonts installed about the
Input Method Editor installation.
I don't seem to have trouble viewing Chinese fonts on websites now with
Firefox, but I do have trouble with some of the posts here in LQ where
someone else has entered Hanzi. Can you post a link to a website where
you should expect to see Hanzi, but you see garbled characters instead?
I build and repair computers, and my friend works for this company, where
I buy all my parts. Let me know how it displays for you. It's fine here ->