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Old 09-16-2008, 12:30 PM   #1
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encoding problem


Hi,
i used some p2p program which i saw the files i wanted to download in the right way (hebrew).
after i downloaded the files i saw them in question marks (?? ??? ??..)

How can i fix that ?

im using slackware 12.1 With kde 3.5. (hope its enough info)
Thanks ahead.
 
Old 09-16-2008, 06:31 PM   #2
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not sure i understand, do you mean: you downloaded a file which appeared properly in some software and using your KDE GUI you browse to the file but it shows up with "?" characters rather than the proper characters (as appeared in the P2P software)?

if this is the case, then it seems like the P2P software has the proper encoding and font selected that is able to display the characters properly. you will see "?"s when either the font in use does not support that character or your character encoding is set to something else (likely a smaller character set). if the characters show up incorrectly in your file browser, check the settings for konqueror--i dont use KDE so i dont know which menu, etc. i think i remember there being a main control panel for KDE, and in there would be language or regional settings, that is probably what you will need to look at. i imagine you will either have to enable or install support for hebrew characters or set the encoding to unicode (-8, -16, or -32 shouldnt make a difference).

if it is a display problem in konqueror, i would guess it is an encoding or language support problem, not a font problem. however you can look up different fonts and what characters they support, i forget the link now, but im sure you can find it with some basic google'ing using the appropriate keywords.

let us know if this helped or what youve tried if this didnt help.

Last edited by nadroj; 09-16-2008 at 06:32 PM.
 
Old 09-17-2008, 02:55 AM   #3
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Yep you were correct in understanding my problem .

Well, I changed the encoding in konqueror to a few Hebrew supported encodes.
it still didn't worked.

i tried to look for the fonts that supports Hebrew on Google didn't find But will try to continue search for them.

And its not not working just in konqueror , in konsole i see the same questions marks.

Thanks ahead and sorry about my english.
 
Old 09-17-2008, 03:28 AM   #4
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Try setting it to UTF-8, see if that works.
 
Old 09-17-2008, 05:28 AM   #5
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Did try didnt worked

didnt worked
 
Old 09-17-2008, 11:17 AM   #6
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this is the link i was thinking: http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/index.htm. you can look for the font your using and see every character it supports. you may be able to search for languages that support certain characters too.

it will happen in both konqueror and konsole because it is very likely a KDE setting, that is global to all KDE-based applications. i imagine your P2P software wasnt KDE, what is the name of it? and to repeat: the hebrew characters work fine in this program correct?

edit: fonts that support hebrew chars: http://www.fileformat.info/info/unic...ontsupport.htm
 
Old 09-17-2008, 02:24 PM   #7
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Will check the fonts

The program is "alliance"
And yes the hebrew works fine

thanks again
 
  


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