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Old 06-21-2013, 03:37 AM   #1
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Firefox and unicode charactorsHe


Hello,

firefox 17.x in my centos 5 does not display unicode charactors. All i see is boxes. PLease help me to solve this issue.

THank you
 
Old 06-21-2013, 03:41 AM   #2
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In FFx go to the View menu and then to the Character Encoding item. Click on Unicode (UTF-8).
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:58 AM   #3
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Hai mate,

this option already selected and still showing boxes only.
btw, this option is changing to site by site. when i viewing this website it auto switch to western iso.

i also tried auto view > char encoding> auto detect > universal. still same.
 
Old 06-21-2013, 04:11 AM   #4
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Hai mate,

this option already selected and still showing boxes only.
btw, this option is changing to site by site. when i viewing this website it auto switch to western iso.

i also tried auto view > char encoding> auto detect > universal. still same.
Follow the solutions mentioned here, they include creating a new profile and deleting cache.
 
Old 06-21-2013, 10:33 AM   #5
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sorry folks,
creating a new profile and clearing cash did not help.
so i just downloaded the ttf font (in my case it's tamil font) and just intstalled it into /usr/shares/fonts
an issued the following and now webpages are showing tamil font.
fc-cache <path-to-font-directory>
 
Old 06-21-2013, 11:19 AM   #6
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I checked the Mozilla site and Tamil is not one of the supported languages. That probably explains your difficulties.
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I checked the Mozilla site and Tamil is not one of the supported languages. That probably explains your difficulties.
jdk
Thank you buddy, thank you guys!!
 
Old 06-22-2013, 01:29 PM   #8
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When they say Firefox doesn't support Tamil, they mean it's not available with Tamil menus and messages. I doubt that they support Avar, but I've just loaded a Wikipedia page in that language!

Blocks means the wrong encoding or no suitable font available. Can you use Tamil with other applications?
 
Old 06-22-2013, 01:35 PM   #9
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When they say Firefox doesn't support Tamil, they mean it's not available with Tamil menus and messages. I doubt that they support Avar, but I've just loaded a Wikipedia page in that language!

Blocks means the wrong encoding or no suitable font available. Can you use Tamil with other applications?
Yah now i can view tamil pages and type in tamil on other applications like google search.
 
  


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