I have absolutely no idea about fonts/locales etc in linux, and was wondering what I need to change would allow me to see characters such as the ones in the 'face of disapproval' (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/%E0%B2%A0_%E0%B2%A0).
I think they are 2 byte utf characters (in windows), but I don't really know where to go with that.
Last edited by teadrinker (2009-11-05 00:57:55)
Where do you want to be able to see them?
You need basically two things:
1. The application where you want to see the characters must be running with UTF enabled. Many applications already are, even if you haven't changed any defaults.
2. You need to be using a font that actually has those characters. Many fonts (even good ones) simply don't include them. The DejaVu fonts are an example of good fonts that DO include the characters you're looking for. I would start with installing those and see if you can get it to work that way.
Thanks for the reply, I think I understand fonts/encoding slightly better now (still a lot to learn there hah).
For the record anybody who wants to see those fonts (kannada), the font package lohit-fonts in the AUR will enable you to see them in firefox.
I'll set this to [solved]