Doesn't Not Compute

My log of experiences with GNU/Linux and computers in general.

Still can’t read it, but it’s better than weird boxes with numbers in them

Some websites, when discussing an Asian concept or word, will spell it out in Asian characters, whether Chinese (simplified or traditional), Japanese, Korean etc. If the fonts needed to display the characters are not installed, boxes with hexadecimal characters are displayed.

I got annoyed with this while reading the English version of Wikipedia, so I decided to go looking for a solution. Before I could even hit Ctrl-T to open a tab and head to Scroogle, I see a small note. “This text contains Chinese text. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, [etc.]” I clicked the “rendering support” line, and this helpful gem came up. Enjoy!

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One response to “Still can’t read it, but it’s better than weird boxes with numbers in them

  1. Pingback: Font info specifics: Arch Linux « Doesn't Not Compute

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