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    Firefox Has Trouble Displaying Foreign Characters

    I have noticed in most of the websites I have gone to, Firefox is able to display all of them. But in some, it cannot and displays clear boxes with numbers in them and black diamonds with clear question marks in them, instead.

    Here are some examples.
    http://music.ibiblio.org/pub/multime...aditional.html

    and
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He_(letter)

    It seems to be related to language packs. I know how to install them in Windows XP, but in Ubuntu, I do not know how to do this.
    Could someoe teach me how to, please?

    Thank you for your time.

    Take care,
    RedStarYellowSun

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    Re: Firefox Has Trouble Displaying Foreign Characters

    sudo apt-get install ttf-arphic-ukai ttf-sil-yi xfonts-intl-chinese xfonts-intl-chinese-big

    try to install those packages.

    i use iceweasel and the characters display.
    http://mm-rs.org
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install freedom

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    Re: Firefox Has Trouble Displaying Foreign Characters

    I didn't install anything.

    In Firefox under View/Character Encoding you need to choose the appropriate encoding option. For the first link you provided, I chose Simplified Chinese and it displayed the characters.

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    Re: Firefox Has Trouble Displaying Foreign Characters

    Thanks, my friends!
    It works!

    Take care,
    RedStarYellowSun

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