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ronetone

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Sep 2012, 17:43    Post_subject:  puppy linux wary 5.3 foreign characters not displaying right  

hi, new to linux but just installed puppy linux wary 5.3 on my old laptop since it was lagging while playing flash video in windows xp. no longer having lagging issues in puppy linux with flash video, but when i go to websites with foreign characters like chinese for example they are displayed in weird boxes. the browser is the seamonkey browser that came with install. anyone know a solution to solve this problem?

thanks,
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Sep 2012, 17:57    Post_subject:
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hi ronetone

I believe you edit seamonkey prefs (on the menu bar Edit->Preferences .. Appearance, Fonts) to "Allow documents to use other fonts", tick that box and things should unweird (provided you have fonts for CJK in your pup if I recall such things correctly). Hmm, think the newer pups with seamonkey have a decent local help for basics. It generally takes awhile to make any browser fit your personal browsing prefs.

If that helps, you're very welcome (and a <3y welcome to the pldf Smile )
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don570


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PostPosted: Mon 24 Sep 2012, 20:31    Post_subject:  

Shinobar developed a multilingual version of wary
For people who need more ability to see foreign fonts
(Chinese Korean Japanese)
and locals


http://shino.pos.to/linux/wary/

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=63503


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Monsie


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Sep 2012, 01:07    Post_subject: puppy linux wary 5.3 foreign characters not displaying right  

For additional information on this issue, I think Barry K's blog entry for September 24, 2012 (yesterday) may be relevant here: http://bkhome.org/blog/

See this Linux Wiki page over here for information on installing a chinese character set font package in Puppy.
Warning: I have not tested this in Wary Puppy... For anyone interested in doing some testing, consider installing the font package in --> /usr/local/share/fonts path. Note that one would have to create the fonts directory as it is not in Puppy by default.

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Sep 2012, 10:48    Post_subject:  

You don't need to download a different version of Puppy. If all you want is being able to display Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters, you can simply install this PET:

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/851rva8srcrr9d1/CJK_fonts-ttf.pet?dl=1

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ronetone

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Oct 2012, 20:19    Post_subject:  

thanks everyone got it working right just needed to install the pet
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