LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-16-2005, 12:28 PM   #1
emcoder123
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Qatar
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
Angry Firefox + Non-English Webpages == Nonsense


Dear Slackers,

It seems to me that the main idea behind slackware was stability and security, but it seems asian/arabic language support wasnt a priority.

To begin with, none of the available browsers can read any arabic page, instead what you get is....just squares and tiles. I have KDE internationalizations and konqueror which was still ineffective. I dont know any other way to takle to problem of opening up arabic pages. It would be nice for anyone who has been faced with a similar problem that may be web or nonweb related to give me a helping hand.

Yours Truly,

Another Slacker
 
Old 08-16-2005, 12:46 PM   #2
Nylex
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 7,464

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
It isn't a problem with the browsers themselves, it's that you don't have Arabic fonts installed. Have a look at this thread for some help.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 03:53 PM   #3
emcoder123
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Qatar
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
Posts: 17

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Ok

Well, to be accurate, I knew I didnt have the fonts installed, but I was counting on mozilla or firefox to at least have some sort of very BASIC font with it, but I guess they just dont pack a basic font with it. Well, it would be tiresome to pack fonts for all the unicode languages.

Thank you.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 08:05 PM   #4
shashir
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 70

Rep: Reputation: 15
If you said the rendering was an issue... then I would be with you because Indic fonts aren't rendered properly with base Firefox renderer. But if you don't have the font... how can you expect Firefox to get it for you.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 09:12 PM   #5
gbonvehi
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Argentina (SR, LP)
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,145

Rep: Reputation: 51
encoder that would increase the download size a lot, an since most users don't use that charactres it's useless.
 
Old 08-18-2005, 02:00 AM   #6
emcoder123
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Qatar
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
Posts: 17

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Well, despite the fact that I got it to work, and I can finally read non-english pages. A questions is...Does firefox come with fonts if any? and if it does, why not pack indic fonts? Atleast very small ones, or as a different but parallel package?

Well, just a thought.
 
Old 08-18-2005, 01:01 PM   #7
xushi
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 1,288

Rep: Reputation: 45
Quote:
Originally posted by emcoder123
.Does firefox come with fonts if any? and if it does, why not pack indic fonts? Atleast very small ones, or as a different but parallel package?

Well, just a thought.
Because you'll end up with 100 apps, with each having their own 100 font directories, scattered allover your system.

http://xushi.co.uk/xushi/sv/pics/ff1.jpg
http://xushi.co.uk/xushi/sv/pics/ff2.jpg

Works like a charm, and out of the box. You just have to know what fonts to get and where to save them. As for encoding? I personally tend to stick to UTF-8
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Way to use a good free English to English Dictionary linbose Linux - Software 6 06-03-2009 10:25 PM
I see gibrish in firefox for non-english language planetsheinker Slackware 6 09-05-2005 08:07 AM
Firefox will not download webpages curtis_sampson Linux - Software 6 08-29-2005 10:34 PM
Ugly fonts on some webpages in Firefox.. RoaCh Of DisCor Linux - Software 3 01-08-2005 08:07 PM
Can I have english menu with chinese/english/spanish input? codec Linux - General 9 10-04-2003 07:18 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:10 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration