SCIM and other language characters -- documentation?

Gabriel Dragffy dragffy at
Wed May 31 23:50:00 BST 2006

I actually copied the .kde folder directly from Knoppix and replaced the 
Dapper/Breezy one. This did indeed change my fonts but the result was the 
same, half of them being replaced by a dot. I did check the locale of Knoppix 
and it was set to "C" whereas my locale is set to en_GB in Dapper/Breezy - 
could this be a reason? However when using the C locale in Knoppix I can see 
Chinese webpages but the files on my computer that have Chinese names don't 
display correctly.

Incidentally about 4 days I did sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop and have 
been using Gnome since. Unfortunately it suffers from the exact same problems 
with Chinese characters as KDE does. I thought if my system was UTF8 it could 
easily do Chinese and more.

On Wednesday 31 May 2006 23:16, HG wrote:
> Maybe ...
> but using scim in gaim works fine on kubuntu (GAIM is gnome ?)
> well there is a little problem : in ni hao ma ni is grey and the two
> others are black...你好马
> you see i typed in thunderbird...
> Henri
> Peter Clark a écrit :
> > On Wednesday 31 May 2006 09:34, Gabriel Dragffy wrote:
> >> Hey I really want to get to the bottom of another related problem - did
> >> you solve the issue of not all characters displaying correctly? I.e.
> >> some Chinese characters are replaced by a dot?
> >>
> >> The two links below show the same chinese page displayed under Knoppix,
> >> where it looks perfect and the bottom link is the same page under
> >> dapper, with many of the characters missing,
> >>
> >> displayed under Knoppix 4:
> >>
> >>
> >> And the same page displayed under Dapper:
> >>
> >
> >     My (uneducated) guess would be that the font Dapper uses does not
> > have all the characters that Knoppix's font does. What fonts do Knoppix
> > and Dapper use for Chinese?
> >
> >     :Peter

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