[Bug 207198] Re: Adobe Flash player 9 cannot display Chinese font

David Nemeskey nemeskeyd at gmail.com
Sun Sep 7 02:03:54 UTC 2008

I am just a regular user, but I am not really sure if this is a

> I guess the bug is that flashplayer queries for Bitstream and not for "sans", which should provide the
> appropriate CJK font, depending on your fontconfig settings. But I could be wrong with this and the
> bug is actually somewhere else...
Have you (or someone) contacted Adobe about this bug? Since all applications except Flash Player behave correctly, it would be pretty safe to assume that it is the culprit. I have looked for Japanese-related bugs in the Adobe bug database, and only found these two:


The second is not relevant, and the first doesn't seem to be an exact
hit, either. I guess opening a new one would not hurt, provided the
problem is really with the plugin.

> So, IMHO all applications which handle text display, need to be fixed to support lang tags.
> Unfortunately this not something I can do.
Yes, and let's not forget that it cannot even be done for all applications. Even if the Linux part is alright, what about, say,  MSN in Kopete, etc?

Yes, language tags are a good and long-missing feature, but until they
become a reality, we still need to tell the system our preferences:
Chinese or Japanese first. And for me, it's definitely Japanese. If it
can be done in the 48-whatever.conf, fine, but it still seems like a big

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