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Old 11-14-2004, 02:06 AM   #1
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Foreign Language Support

I have been using firefox as of recent and have liked what I have seen thus far. There is one problem though...

I am running debian (and am also a novice) and i cannot display Arabic or Thai (or any other non-latin text for that matter). i assume it is a Debian issue more than a firefox one.

US english is the only option available in my Control Center and I want to know how to add other languages; specifically Arabic and Thai.

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In firefox go to View -> Character Encodings -> More Encodings -> Se & SW Asian -> Thai
(There are 3 Thai encodings on the last menu)

Under More Encodiings -> Middle Eastern there are 4 Arabic encodings.
Old 11-14-2004, 07:30 PM   #3
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Locales in Debian

# dpkg-reconfigure locales

on the first screen choose all the en_US then go down to arabic and Thai, then choose all too (go down with the arros and select with the space bar) choose Ok when you're through, Enter, on the next screen choose which language you want to be your 'environment' language, get out, reboot.

This way you can read arabic, thai, and English.


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