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Old 06-18-2005, 09:24 AM   #1
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squares instead of arabic characters on Slackware 10.1 with KDE 3.4


Why does Slackware 10.1 show squares instead of arabic characters even after compiling the arabic package for KDE 3.4? Do I need to install more fonts?


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Old 06-18-2005, 09:51 AM   #2
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Yep, I had to download arabic fonts to get it to work, even in UTF-8

here are a few links that might help

You can download arabic fronts from

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Old 06-18-2005, 12:38 PM   #3
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Thanks xushi for your help.


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