greek characters not displaying on chromium-FreeBSD
rizzo at iet.unipi.it
Wed Jan 4 17:48:40 UTC 2012
On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 05:15:11PM +0200, George Liaskos wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 9:21 PM, Luigi Rizzo <rizzo at iet.unipi.it> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I just noticed that Chromium 16.0.912.63 ??(on FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 amd64,
> > and a basic install of Xorg 7.5.1 does not properly display greek characters
> > (such as α β and so on)
> > A simple offending file is this:
> > ?? ?? ?? ??<!DOCTYPE html>
> > ?? ?? ?? ??<body>
> > ?? ?? ?? ??α β γ δ σ
> > ?? ?? ?? ??</body>
> > and it does work on Firefox 8.0 on the same machine, and on Chrome on OSX,
> > so i really suspect a bug in chromium and not in the X11 configuration.
> > Attached (and at http://info.iet.unipi.it/~luigi/doc/20120102-chromium-greek-fonts.gif )
> > you can see a snapshot of the screen showing how Firefox displays
> > the characters correctly, while chromium completely fails on the main
> > window (I cannot map the gliphs to anything i know, but did not try
> > too hard, either), and fails in a different mode in the "Developer Tools"
> > window (three chars out of five are shown correctly).
> > Any ideas on what could be wrong and a possible temporary workaround ?
> > cheers
> > luigi
> It works fine here , what encoding do you use to save the text file?
it is plain ascii, and since i am using html entities i find it
odd that chromium is not getting the correct font while Firefox is.
The problem appears to exist on linux as well
> I am from Greece, so it happens that i browse content with Greek
> letters a lot. :)
I suppose you have some extra font that gets loaded as part
of the localization.
> I will try to setup a VM the the minimum packages required to run
> chrome, maybe we miss a dependency that happens to be installed anyway
> with KDE / Gnome or whatever.
>  http://i.imgur.com/2jfOz.png
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