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Old 09-28-2005, 12:43 AM   #1
Ephracis
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Unicode characters in Firefox


I want more characters in Firefox, Japanese that is. How should I do to get this? Is this like installing a font for the system and how will I get these extra characters (most fonts are just new version of the latin letters)?

Using FX 1.5 beta 1, Slackware 10.0, Fluxbox 0.9.14.

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Old 09-28-2005, 06:58 PM   #2
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Re: Unicode characters in Firefox

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I want more characters in Firefox, Japanese that is. How should I do to get this? Is this like installing a font for the system and how will I get these extra characters (most fonts are just new version of the latin letters)?

Using FX 1.5 beta 1, Slackware 10.0, Fluxbox 0.9.14.
I'm not sure what you mean by "new version of Latin letters." Anyways, you should be able to view Japanese characters using your favourite browser once you've installed some Japanese font. FC comes with Kochi Mincho and Kochi Gothic. I'm pretty sure you can obtain those two fonts on the Internet. My gut feeling, though, is that Slack comes with its own Japanese fonts. Did you check the installation media?

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Old 09-30-2005, 05:07 AM   #3
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The "new version of the same latin letter" means that all news fonts I have ever been installing is just another "skin" for the same old letters I had before. That is: I do not get any new letters, just another look on the same I had before. Now, I want to add more characters to my font (Japanese).

I have not checked the CD, no. But I will do that, thanks. However, when installing this font, is it the same procedure as with "regular" fonts or do I have to do something special this time?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-30-2005, 05:15 AM   #4
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I have the same problem, I thought it might've been slackware but I installed opera and I could view japanese fonts, but not with firefox.

Unfortunately, I do not have a solution as I don't speak any Japanese so I never bothered to fix it.
 
Old 09-30-2005, 05:24 AM   #5
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I do not speak much Japanese either but since I will move to Japan and study there in a few years I thought it may be good to start learning now.

I will check with Opera to see if I at least have Japanese characters installed. Thanks for the info.
 
Old 09-30-2005, 11:04 AM   #6
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I will check with Opera to see if I at least have Japanese characters installed. Thanks for the info.
If you have any Japanese fonts installed on your system, your browser should not have any problem picking them up - be it Opera, Netscape or Firefox. You might need to play with the font settings, but even that would be unlikely.

There's nothing special about installing Japanese fonts. The procedure should be exactly the same as when you install Latin fonts.

Good luck!
 
Old 10-14-2005, 04:05 PM   #7
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Opera includes it's own fonts, so if you don't have japanese fonts it will work in opera regardless, and not in firefox.

Look for a package named "kochi-substitute". I made a package, but unfortunately it is 17 megabytes and i can't upload it anywhere.
 
  


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