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About:config. I could use a tip here

Please can someone tell me where I have to adjust FF about:config so that the Indian character sets are switched on.

Right now all character sets, Japanese, Thai, Chinese and what not are being displayed fine. The only ones that are not displayed are all Indian letters although I have them all in my Arial Unicode MS character set.

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Re: About:config. I could use a tip here

Make sure that you have installed support for complex scripts.

Can you post a link?

There are a lot of Indian sites that use embedded fonts that do not work in Firefox.

See also Padma: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/873 - http://padma.mozdev.org/

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Re: About:config. I could use a tip here

It worked fine until I have upgraded to this version of FF. 3.5.12 Ladst time I had to tweak about:config, but this time its not working. Maybe some other setting they have changed.

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Re: About:config. I could use a tip here

Which prefs did you change in the past?

font.default encoding prefs or font.name prefs?

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Re: About:config. I could use a tip here

I wished I knew which preferences in about:config I have changed....with the help of one member here. The installation of the latest FF version has messed it all up.

Last time I did mention problem solving details here in this forum, but searching this forum for my old post did not yield any result. Seems old things were deleted. I think they should not delete old solutions to problems because one day they can be helpful to others.

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Re: About:config. I could use a tip here

Firefox has font.default prefs for some Indic encodings, but there are no name prefs for serif and sans-serif.

font.default.x-devanagari
font.default.x-geor
font.default.x-gujr
font.default.x-guru
font.default.x-khmr
font.default.x-knda
font.default.x-mlym
font.default.x-orya
font.default.x-sinh
font.default.x-tamil
font.default.x-telu


So you can try to add font.name.sans-serif.* and font.name.serif.* prefs for the one that you need.

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Re: About:config. I could use a tip here

Thanks Cor-el, I will see what I can do with that info. These definitions must have been there for previous versions of firefox because in older versions the Indian character sets worked without any problem.

New Contributor

Re: About:config. I could use a tip here

Cor el, just checked. preferences for - font.name.sans-serif - and - font.name.serif - were set, With the standard values it didnt work. I have added "Arial Unicode MS" to all preferences, just as I did last time, but it still doesnt work. Attached the current settings for devanagari which should give me Hindi letters.

ffdeva.jpg
Site Moderator

Re: About:config. I could use a tip here

Don't you see any Devanagari script?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devanagari

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Re: About:config. I could use a tip here

I dont see any Indian script. Chinese, Thai, Korean, Cyrillic etc... all are OK

Sorry I cant open the wikipedia pages because then the firefox hangs. The last two versions of FF have problems with wikipedia and google. But, my IE doesnt hang with wikipedia and there the Indian character sets work.