Display of Chinese Characters..... strange

Gabriel M Dragffy dragffy at yandex.ru
Tue Sep 26 14:52:03 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-09-26 at 15:16 +0100, shanghaielaine wrote:
> I have the same Chinese display problem as you had: some chinese
> characters are displyed by dots. I know it is a font problem. Unless I
> set the chinese fonts such as AR PL as default, the chinese characters
> became normal, but the English ones became awful.
> Did you meanwhile solve your problem? If so, how?

I have managed to solve the problem, what needs to be done is the
following in a terminal:
sudo fontconfig-voodoo -s zh_CN --force

If you want to use the SCIM input engine you must also do:
im-switch -z en_GB -s scim

(replacing en_GB with YOUR locale)
If you want to be able to input chinese into KDE/QT based applications
then you will also need to install a package called: scim-qtimm_0.9.4
For the changes to take effect you will need to logout and back in
Hope that helps you...

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