Post by James H. Markowitz Post by Rich Post by James H. Markowitz
I am running the most recent version of Chromium in my 14.2
system. When I visit a Wiki page for a person whose original name is
written in a script different from the Roman alphabet, the section of
the page where the name is written in the original script only displays
blank rectangles. I am not sure it happens for all scripts,
but it sure does for some South East Asian ones, among others.
What do I have to do to get Chromium to display such
characters under Slackware 14.2? I have come across recipes for other
Linux distributions, but nothing for Slackware.
1) what character set the webserver of the wiki page states the page is
2) what character set the HTML within the page states it is written in,
3) what is /actually/ used as the raw bytes of the name in the HTML.
4) whether the font being used on your computer has actual character
glyphs corresponding to the bytes of the characters, assuming that all
of 1-3 above are correctly setup and used.
Without a url for any of us to look at, we are simply going to be
guessing, and likely guessing wrong.
Any page that contains names in the Khmer script will do - e.g.
The page states that the character encoding is UTF-8 (in firefox) and
from what I can tell, with the DejaVu San's font as the default, I see
script glyphs that look like a non-english language (i.e., no "boxes").
I.e., above the individuals photo is Nuon Chea in english followed by a
second row of for glyphs that are, presumably, the native language
So the server side looks to work properly. I'd suggest you look into
which font Chromium is utilizing for display, it may be picking a font
that does not contain glyphs for these characters. In which case,
telling it to use a different font (I recommend DejaVu Sans as it is
working for me) and see if things change.