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Re: TECH: Browser problems and solutions (was Re: Of Haa/hhet & other matters (was: mu for [N]))

From:Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>
Date:Sunday, January 23, 2005, 14:45

On Saturday 22 January 2005 21:07, Paul Bennett wrote:

 > On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 13:38:09 +0100, Henrik Theiling
 > <theiling@ABSINT.COM <mailto:theiling@...>>
 > wrote:
 > > I must check whether my browser can display them.  It
 > > is *very* *bad* (tm) with Chinese Pinyin accents.
 > > Aweful.  And I want it to look good in my browser, of
 > > course. :-)
 > If you've got a bad browser, change your browser.
 > I find the best Unicode support is provided by the Opera
 > browser running (sad to say) on Windows. I had too many
 > font-substitution issues on Linux. I'm sure that if I had
 > the time and energy (and know-how) to fix those issues,
 > Opera would be comparable on Linux. I have no idea about
 > Mac, but I suspect the issues would be at their core
 > similar to the Linux issues, although the default
 > font-sub stuff might be configured more nicely.

Firefox works quite well and is not difficult to install,
because you just have to extract the files to their
directories. It substitutes fonts, too. As for font
substitution in general, Fedora Core 2, which I use, comes
with a default font "Sans" that includes at least Latin,
Greek, Cyrillic, IPA and Arabic. Windows < 2000 basically
cannot handle Unicode. Only browsers can.

On Sunday 23 January 2005 00:10, Henrik Theiling wrote:
 >     b) Actually, I do know I need a new one, but to
 > install it, I need a new Linux system, since the modern
 > stuff does not compile easily and is not found
 > precompiled on the net and I hate to play admin.

I know there's already FC3 out, but since I haven't got a
broadband connection yet and don't like to reinstall the
whole system either. At least when I installed FC2 it said
if there is already installed an older version of the
system, when updating you first should save everything on a
removable medium and then format your hard disk ... my
sympathies, Henrik! It's a pain to reinstall everything
when your system actually works.
As for compiling things by hand, it fails for obscure
reasons everytime I try it. I already have installed all
the library packages that were on the system CDs. That's
why I prefer RPM packages. Still, for some programs there
are no RPMs for FC2/RH9 :-( Why is an installation on
Windows so much easier than on Linux? Is it because Windows
installers come with all the libs needed and TAR files do


Edatamanon le matahanarà ea 99:49-26:9-7:b-3b ena C.T.
sitayea eityabo.

NB: The script generating the date is still buggy, but it's
already a nice example how it should look like if
everything works correctly one day.