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    Hi!I have diacritics in Firefox shifted to the right. How can I make them OK?


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    Of course we allways want to know which level of openSUSE and when using a desktop (as in this case) which one and in this case which level of Firefox.

    Do you have that in a particular website/page (link?), or allways (again, a link to one would be usefull, it is not that easy to find one with those rare characters)?

    What should it look like? Should those ^ be direct unbder the o an the last e? Or are they also to low and should they be above them (ô and ê). When they should be below, what language are they used in (this to find the correct Unicode code points for them).

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    Firefox 14. openSUSE 12.1



    The text: o̯equie̯


    It happens everywhere.



    The Unicode code of the diacritic is U+032F "COMBINING INVERTED BREVE BELOW". It should be under the characters.

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    Thanks for all the usefull information.

    However I doubt that o̯equie̯ happens everywhere (I have seen more than a few web -pages in my live, but never encountered it). But it is now here on this very page and I use Firefox (14.0.1 on openSUSE 11.4) and it looks fine to me. The INVERTED BREVEs are exactly BELOW the first o and the last e.

    Is this wrong when you look at this very page?
    Henk van Velden

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    Yes, it is wrong.

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    This is how it looks here:

    I looked inside the text (copy/pasting is working correct as you saw earlier), and all looks fine there. There is e.g. 6F CC AF where 6F is o and CC AF is UTF-8 encoded 032F. Well, must be correct because it shows correct here.

    So it seems to be a rendering thing. You still did not tell which desktop you are using, I do not know if that is important. It could be something with the font that is used.

    Is it also wrong when you use another browser (when you use KDE, you will have Konqueror thare at your fingertips)?
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Diacritics in Firefox

    I use liberation fonts, but I tried all fonts installed in my system. With some of them the diacritics is shifted not to the right but to the left.

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    In Opera it is even worse:

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    When I look in Firefox > Preferences > Contents > Lettertypes and colours, I have simply sans-serif, which means IMHO that it will take a default sans-serif font. Thus I am not even sure what it uses.

    Aand I have KDE btw. (still no answer from you).
    Henk van Velden

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    It seems to me that you are also using Liberation, which is default for openSUSE/KDE.

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