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Old 11-15-2003, 07:24 PM   #1
poloktim
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Displaying East Asian Languages (Particularly Japanese) in Mozilla?


I've set up a system to allow me to Input Japanese text into various programs. At the moment, this is only working in aMSN.

Actually I don't know if it's working in Mozilla, because all I see when I type is boxes with what appears to be hexadecimal in it. Also whenever Mozilla displays the text, it appears as the boxes as well. It can only display English and sometimes it doesn't do that too well.

I run Debian 3.0r0 (unstable). I also just yesterday got a new hard drive, and on the old one Mozilla worked perfect with J-Input. The hexadecimal box appeared at the bottom when I typed Japanese but the characters were all displayed as they should have been. I've followed the same steps here and Mozilla isn't working properly.

I've installed Japanese fonts and because aMSN works with them I assume they're properly set up.

Can anybody shed some light on to what is happening, why, and how I can rectify the situation?

Thank you.

Edit: Also, anyone who's browser can display Japanese text tell me if こんにちは displays correctly? This is just for me to see if it is just this browser's display that's the problem. If it is, then that's one good thing. I just need to fix it (somehow).

Last edited by poloktim; 11-15-2003 at 07:28 PM.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 12:24 AM   #2
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I am not sure what to tell ya... Japanese and almost every other font has always worked great for me in Mozilla and Firebird.

The text you wrote is, if I haven't totally forgotten everything I learned in 2 1/2 years of Japanese, kon-ban-wa. Good evening to you too!

edit: er, sorry, konnichiwa! heh.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 04:37 AM   #3
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Hahaha, yes it is konnichiwa.

I downloaded Netscape and it works fine. However when I used the last HDD and I had GAIM and Firebird, Japanese wouldn't display correctly in those either.

I mainly need it for aMSN and it works perfectly on that, Netscape is running swimmingly as well. I think whatever is common between GAIM and Mozilla is buggy. I'd reportbug if I knew what was buggy. >_<
 
Old 11-16-2003, 10:56 AM   #4
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Hmm, the only other thing I would suggest is checking the character coding in Mozilla. Under the "View" menu there's a place where you can choose what coding to use; it's supposed to autodetect, but maybe it's choosing the wrong font (which would explain the square boxes). Also, look under Edit->Preferences, under Appearance, Fonts. Where it says "Fonts for: Western" you should be able to choose Japanese or other languages, and then select fonts appropriate for it.

Just out of curiosity, do other non-Western fonts work? Off the top of my head, try going to http://www.wikipedia.org/ and look at the portion towards the bottom that says "In Other languages"; there are several non-Western fonts used there.
 
  


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