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    Default Square blocks in East Asian Language in Chromium and Opera

    Hi anyone else getting square blocks in place of East Asian Language in Chromium and Opera?
    Any resolution to this?

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    Default Re: Square blocks in East Asian Language in Chromium and Opera

    most likely the default font was set to a non unicode font, go in settings and change the default font to a unicode one
    Droid Sans is unicode (there are probably others but I don't use unicode)

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    Default Re: Square blocks in East Asian Language in Chromium and Opera

    And of course for a Unicode code point to be shown on the screen/paper, a font with has a glyph for this code pont must be availabe.

    So, do you have a font installed that covers the, further only know by you, "East Asian Language" (you probably mean "Script", not "Language"). You can know e.g. because other applications and/or web-sites show correct.

    Then do as advised above. Some web-sites do not communicate correct to the browsers the encoding they use.
    Henk van Velden

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    And of course for a Unicode code point to be shown on the screen/paper, a font with has a glyph for this code pont must be availabe.

    So, do you have a font installed that covers the, further only know by you, "East Asian Language" (you probably mean "Script", not "Language"). You can know e.g. because other applications and/or web-sites show correct.

    Then do as advised above. Some web-sites do not communicate correct to the browsers the encoding they use.
    An example of square fonts is openSUSE forum Chinese Section [] [] (Chinese)

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    Default Re: Square blocks in East Asian Language in Chromium and Opera

    Is this related?

    su -c "fonts-config --verbose"
    Password:
    Creating fonts.{scale,dir} files ...............................................................
    Creating cache files for fontconfig ..........................................................................
    Creating 32bit cache files for fontconfig ..........................................................................
    Rereading the font databases in the current font path ...
    generating java font setup ...
    warning: cannot find a Japanese sans serif font, Japanese might not work in Java
    warning: cannot find a Japanese monospace font, Japanese might not work in Java
    warning: cannot find a Japanese serif font, Japanese might not work in Java
    warning: cannot find a Simplified Chinese sans font, Simplified Chinese might not work in Java
    warning: cannot find a Simplified Chinese serif font, Simplified Chinese might not work in Java
    warning: cannot find a Traditional Chinese sans font, Traditional Chinese might not work in Java
    warning: cannot find a Traditional Chinese serif font, Traditional Chinese might not work in Java
    warning: cannot find a Korean sans font, Korean might not work in Java
    warning: cannot find a Korean serif font, Korean might not work in Java

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    Default Re: Square blocks in East Asian Language in Chromium and Opera

    Quote Originally Posted by alphasparc View Post
    An example of square fonts is openSUSE forum Chinese Section [] [] (Chinese)
    Maybe for you, but not for me.
    It seems that you do not have a proper font installed.

    I quote one of the sub-forums is titled:
    Forum: 应用与支持
    And the first sticky thread there starts with:
    這個是我們中文圈子的社區源,目前主要維護者是我(@doublechou)和 peng yang 姊妹(@hillwood)。由于還沒有國別源的存在,所以這個 Semi Official 的源基本就是我們的中文官方源啦。
    And these are all genuine chinese characters before my eyes in Firefox, not replacement characters.

    Maybe you can check if at least Firefox shows correctly.
    Last edited by hcvv; 03-Sep-2016 at 09:39.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Square blocks in East Asian Language in Chromium and Opera

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Maybe for you, but not for me.
    It seems that you do not have a proper font installed.

    I quote one of the sub-forums is titled:

    And the first sticky thread there starts with:

    And these are all genuine chinese characters before my eyes in Firefox, not replacement characters.

    Maybe you can check if at least Firefox shows correctly.
    Firefox works fine.
    So how to find out which are the dependency missing fonts?

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    Default Re: Square blocks in East Asian Language in Chromium and Opera

    Quote Originally Posted by alphasparc View Post
    Firefox works fine.
    So how to find out which are the dependency missing fonts?
    both chrome (chromium) and opera use blink, this is most likely a blink bug report it to the opensuse bugzilla or to google's Chromium bugzilla
    https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/
    https://bugs.chromium.org
    you can use the same user name and password for opensuse's bugzilla

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    Default Re: Square blocks in East Asian Language in Chromium and Opera

    Quote Originally Posted by alphasparc View Post
    Firefox works fine.
    So how to find out which are the dependency missing fonts?
    Well, I would say thatyou just proved that the fonts are there and not missing. You will most probably also see them in LibreOfiice Writer (Insert > Special Characters) and in the KDE application KCharSelect.

    It are aperently your applications that fail to find them. As I do not use both Chromium and Opera, others may know more from this point on.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Square blocks in East Asian Language in Chromium and Opera

    Let me reply to this old thread since I have solved it, in case someone hit the same issue.
    It solved rendering on both Opera and Chromium
    Code:
    sudo zypper in arphic*fonts

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