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Old 12-01-2005, 02:43 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Twin Cities, MN, US
Distribution: Mandriva -> Ubuntu
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Chinese font display problem

I'm getting a problem with displaying Chinese fonts on my zh_TW locale Mandriva 2006 Official system.

Chinese fonts often come out looking like this:

Note that most of the Chinese looks fine, but for some reason the title characters look awful.

This problem occurs pretty much anywhere: sometimes in Firefox, sometimes when running root apps like Drakconf, etc.

I have the following font packages installed:
xorg-x11-75dpi-fonts-6.9-1.cvs20050915.2mdk well as several other (I assume inconsequential) fonts.

Both my system .i18n and user .i18n files are set thoroughly to zh_TW.UTF-8. I can post them if need be.

Japanese kana often look okay, but kanji do not.

What the heck is going on? Please help!

Thanks in advance,
-- Rachel Kronick
Old 12-02-2005, 02:53 AM   #2
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: UK
Distribution: Debian
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It could be that some of the fonts that you are using don't fully support Chinese script.

For example.

On my system comic sans font will only display about half the characters, some appear as boxes and some as in your example. If I choose a font I know supports simplified script such as 'AR PL SungtiL GB' the all are rendered well.

I got these fonts through apt-get so not sure how you would do it in Mandriva

I to had many problems inputting Chinese in Mandriva but since my move over to Ubuntu it has worked out of the box, so to speak.

Hope this helps


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