Subject: Re: Japanese
To: Torsten Sadowski <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/26/2000 16:40:54
On Mon, 30 Oct 2000, Torsten Sadowski wrote:

> I did install the japanese fonts, but all I get from mozilla are strang
> combinations of the normal latin1 character set.  It seems to me, that the
> computer does not know when to switch to japanese or how to display it.

It does, if you tell it. Though my I18N work at (our
website is fully English-Japanese bilingual), I've discovered, much
to my pain, that a *lot* of Japanese folks out there don't bother
to label the character set that their web page is using. This isn't
so bad in Japan perhaps, where most people have their browsers'
encoding set to `Japanese auto-detect,' but for those of us who
also need ISO-8859-1 regularly (for French, in my case), it's a
real pain.

Anyway, in Navigator just drop down the `View' menu, click on
`Character Set', and choose `Japanese (Auto-Detect)'. If that still
doesn't work, you can try `Japanese (Shift_JIS)' and `Japanese
(EUC-JP)'. If neither of those work, you might check to see if you
have the correct fonts installed, but I found that it worked right
off under recent versions of both Linux and NetBSD.

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