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Old 07-29-2003, 06:36 AM   #1
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What are those little boxes with numbers in my web browser?

I use Mozilla as my default browser. Frequently I browse pages that contain strange characters ( ie 張勵善). Is this do a font package not being installed? If so how do I fix this?:confused

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Old 07-29-2003, 01:32 PM   #2
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They are most likely Japaneese or Chinese characters.
Old 07-29-2003, 04:40 PM   #3
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You probably see the OK (the ones you posted are OK for me ).
Old 07-29-2003, 04:57 PM   #4
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If you look in your "software manager" facility (in my case it's the mandrake control centre - but you should have a deadrat equivalent) and look to see just how many different language support packages there are - umpteen different oriental languages (Chinese/Japanese/Taiwanese), with even more asian (Tamil/Gujarati/Urdu/Hindi/Bengali/Punjabi etc etc), not to mention the Cyrilic languages of Russian/Polish/Greek etc, then there's the extra European stuff for accented vowel in German, French, Dutch and the Scandanavian languages etc etc etc

Shed loads of stuff. I would have thought that if a site has language stuff that you haven't installed, then like me, you would probably get something like a notification - well I do from google!

If you speak them, install them, if not then you probably can't read them anyhow!



p.s. I nearly forgot, there's always Arabic, farsi and hebrew to add to the list as well.
Old 07-29-2003, 05:45 PM   #5
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Point taken... I do like the idea of a auto redirect to a tranlation engine though. That would searching for something much easier. I suppose that would be a plug-in for the browser. Is there anything like that available?


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