Fonts for FF, Konq and TB

Glenn R Williams gloonie at
Tue Aug 5 21:47:48 BST 2008

I've noticed this especially on Arabic and Turkish pages. Sometimes specifying 
a default font and encoding can fix some of them. However, I agree that this 
needs looking at.


On Tuesday 05 August 2008 15:51:12 D. R. Evans wrote:
> This has been annoying me for ages, and I've decided that it's time to do
> something about it.
> Many non-Latin characters display in Firefox, Thunderbird and Konqueror as
> a question-mark-in-a-diamond instead of the correct character.
> The simple question is: how do I fix this?
> The not-quite-so-simple question is: why does this behaviour happen on a
> vanilla Kubuntu system, instead of the correct behaviour?
> For example, my company's home page:, contains some
> trademark characters that display in this weird manner in FF (but not, in
> this case, in Konq). Similarly, e-mails from addresses are
> littered with these characters. Generally I find that two or three times a
> day I will stumble into this problem. In a sense it's just an annoyance,
> but it sure stops me from demonstrating Kubuntu to people who visit my
> house.
> FWIW, the default fonts for all three programs are fully capable of
> displaying the correct characters.
>   Doc
> --
> Web:

Glenn R Williams
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