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0x25CC and Diwali

Posted by simonw on Mon 6 Nov 2006 at 09:48

The Wikipedia article on Diwali renders with unicode symbol 0x25CC missing on my unstable desktop in Firefox.

Can anyone shed a little light as to how I can make this symbol render as expected? And what process I could have used to answer this for myself.

Certain other browsers download fonts on demand - I wonder if that can be made to happen for Debian Iceweasel?

I miss being in Slough, Berkshire, during Diwali. The residents will no doubt again enjoy one of the best firework displays this year, as loads of people celebrate Diwali privately. One can go up the hill and look down on thousands of firewall parties, a truely amazing sight. No doubt there are other places in the world with even bigger celebrations. Exeter doesn't quite have the cultural diversity.

 

 


Re: 0x25CC and Diwali
Posted by Anonymous (85.22.xx.xx) on Mon 6 Nov 2006 at 11:53
Automatic installation of missing fonts sounds convenient, but essentially means changing your system configuration! And we don't want any website to do that, do we?

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Re: 0x25CC and Diwali
Posted by Anonymous (194.90.xx.xx) on Mon 6 Nov 2006 at 13:40
Maybe automatic installation is not the answer but a program that will take a text file which is utf-8 encoded and generate a list of packages to install in order to view this file would be nice.

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Re: 0x25CC and Diwali
Posted by Anonymous (125.22.xx.xx) on Mon 6 Nov 2006 at 11:54
You surprised me. We had great diwali celebration few days back.

You need to install indic fonts to view word diwali in hindi. Just type the command:
apt-get install ttf-indic-fonts

There is detailed article and you man need to make some changes to new browser (since it is based upon firefox, it should work)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Enabling_complex_text_supp ort_for_Indic_scripts#Viewing_Indic_text_6

Regards,

nixCraft

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Re: 0x25CC and Diwali
Posted by simonw (84.45.xx.xx) on Mon 6 Nov 2006 at 19:20
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This article lurked in the queue rather longer than I expected. Steve must have more of a life than I do.

I already had ttf-indic-fonts installed, and I tried enabling Pango in Firefox (I think it is enabled anyway), but I still get the square with 25CC on the page with the suggestions.

If I try Epiphany it just entirely omits that symbol (the dotted circle).

The Diwali article at Wikipedia has been editted since, and now renders fine.

It isn't a major thing for me, but it seems odd that one character is rendering incorrectly, and I'm sure I'll learn something from the solution. Even if it is how not to put Indic fonts on webpages.

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Re: 0x25CC and Diwali
Posted by simonw (84.45.xx.xx) on Mon 6 Nov 2006 at 19:22
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Re: 0x25CC and Diwali
Posted by Anonymous (66.117.xx.xx) on Wed 8 Nov 2006 at 22:07
Your problem is because of the 0CBF. It isn't in any of the fonts available for Debian. The character you asked about, the 25CC, should display just fine: ◌. It's used when drawing Unicode combining characters to show how they combine, but it isn't actually used in writing for a language. It probably shouldn't have been on the Wikipedia page. Anyway, you don't have the combining character in your fonts so you don't get the dotted circle either. What you pasted should look just as the 0CBF appears in the Unicode page tables: http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0C80.pdf You can get the 0CBF from http://code2000.net/code2000_page.htm or from MS's Arial font, neither of which are Free.

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Re: 0x25CC and Diwali
Posted by Steve (62.30.xx.xx) on Tue 7 Nov 2006 at 22:50
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Sorry about that. It is a combination of being extremely busy, and extremely lazy.

Steve

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