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Old 11-01-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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How to add Chinese-display capability to Browser Linux

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 since it was first released and find it a great full-blown O.S. However, I also like the utter simplicity and speed of Browser Linux, which my wife has been using instead of Windows XP for several months. She just loves it and has not reported any problems.

I think Browser Linux is great for many people who don't have many computer needs. I would really like it enhanced with a Chinese-language displaying capability. Since Browser Linux's developers will unlikely provide such a desirable feature in the near future, I would like to know how I myself can add it to my own Browser Linux. I'll appreciate any suggestions from Linux users of this website.


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Old 11-02-2013, 06:45 AM   #2
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Browser Linux seems to be based on Puppy Linux. What you need is a font that supports whichever Chinese script you want to view.

This looks like it might be the answer, but I don't use Browser Linux or Puppy Linux.

Google has more on Chinese characters in Puppy Linux which might help, or try the Puppy Linux forum.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:48 AM   #3
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Smile Displaying Chinese Characters in Browser Linux

Hi, Frank,

Thanks very much for the excellent lead.

I downloaded the WenQuanYi (wqy) software package to /usr/share/fonts and decompressed it as follows:

(1) wget

(2) tar -xzf wqy-bitmapfont-pcf-0.9.9-0.tar.gz

Browser Linux created a directory named wqy-bitmapfont to include the files. I was amazed by the simplicity of the process. I tested my work by using Google Translate and found no trouble in displaying Chinese and Japanese characters. Many thanks again.


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