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    Chrome + Flash + Chinese Font rendering (solved: not possible at this time)

    So I signed up on livemocha.com to learn Chinese. After finding that Chromium only supports flash up to 17.2 and the site requires 17.3, I switched Chromium to Chrome.

    The site loads and everything works fine, but the Chinese fonts aren't rendering. I get boxes with x's inside them.


    The confusing part is that I have Chinese fonts installed, I can run any other site with Chinese and it displays just fine.


    I'm not sure if this is 13.04 specific, but that's what I'm running, so that's why I'm here.
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    Re: Chrome + Flash + Chinese Font rendering

    I think you mean flash 11.2.
    We'd be sitting pretty if adobe was going to support flash on linux until 17.2 came out.
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    Re: Chrome + Flash + Chinese Font rendering

    You may be using 13.04 but I doubt if it is 13.04 specific. It could be due to the character encoding on the site that you are visiting. They may be using a Windows specific character encoding. See, Chrome Help:

    http://support.google.com/chrome/bin...n&answer=95290

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    Re: Chrome + Flash + Chinese Font rendering

    Whoops, yeah, 11.2 vs 11.6. Long night, what can I say.

    Well, I switched it to autodetect the character coding, and no luck. Then I added Chinese font support through the Chrome settings, and still nothing.
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    Re: Chrome + Flash + Chinese Font rendering

    Just out of curiosity, did you try the none flash version in chromium?

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    Re: Chrome + Flash + Chinese Font rendering

    Yeah, I took a look at the non flash version. I just wanted to use the flash version, it seems better organized.

    Also, I asked on reddit.com/r/chineselanguage and many other users of both chimed in that they have the same problem. Flash loads, font doesn't. That's too bad.

    I'm going to screencap and link to the comments thread and send them a note saying "Yes, the linux users matter, and YES it's possible to use flash and support everyone!"

    We'll see if it gets through. Thanks for the help, folks.
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