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Azzy 03-03-2009 08:01 PM

Getting unicode characters (Japanese) to display properly?
I recently intalled Debian lenny and I'm having issues with some of the unicode characters. Instead of displaying the symbols properly it shows one of the following depending on font/app:

1) Square outline with four letters/numbers arranged inside
2) Just a blank square outline
3) Just a blank space

I haven't been able to test all possible characters, but from a quick check it seems that Cyrillic works properly, Japanese doesn't. A few Google searches later and I'm no wiser on how to fix the issue. Any help?

AlucardZero 03-03-2009 08:25 PM


dpkg-reconfigure locales
Make sure Japanese is generated. Then install a font (apt-get/aptitude), try xfonts-intl-japanese or ttf-kochi-gothic.

I just did this but wasn't very scientific about it, thus the above is a little vague.

Azzy 03-04-2009 10:22 AM

Thanks, it works now.

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