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How to Manage Default Japanese Font Displayed in Browsers

Postby bcinteractive » 2020-06-06 13:15

Hi,

I'm using Debian 9 with the gnome desktop.

I'm also using Chrome and Firefox as web browser. I would like to change the default font for displaying Japanese characters. How do I manage this?

Thanks

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Re: How to Manage Default Japanese Font Displayed in Browser

Postby bcinteractive » 2020-06-06 15:27



Thanks for the links. This is not what I was looking for. I don't want to change into another language. You know when you sometimes browse websites that has a different language, in my case:Japanese, I don't like the font it was displayed in.

What I know is that my Debian system is using a Japanese font I have installed to display the font otherwise I just see SQUARES with numbers on them for each character if no compatible font type is installed. The displayed font is not user friendly. I have installed quiet a few Japanese fonts from the Debian repository --> If only I could make this the default font.

I'll try to delete the first installed Japanese font I see on synaptic. I'll see if this helps.
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Re: How to Manage Default Japanese Font Displayed in Browser

Postby Bulkley » 2020-06-06 16:58

bcinteractive, there are several Japanese font packages in the Debian 9 repositories. You may need more than one. After they are installed they should show up in your browser font selector.
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Re: How to Manage Default Japanese Font Displayed in Browser

Postby Nili » 2020-06-07 19:42

Talking about CJK fonts, IMO this is awesome to check it.

Sarasa-Gothic
SARASA GOTHIC, a CJK programming font based on Iosevka and Source Han Sans
https://github.com/be5invis/Sarasa-Gothic

This is very good font to have for Chinese/Japanese/Korean letters.

Download latest version here:
https://github.com/be5invis/Sarasa-Gothic/releases

The size is big (217 MB), the archive have different types, but doesn't mean to use em all. Enough to have a single font ie "sarasa-term-hc-semibold.ttf" or a few of them.
This font i currently use on my .fonts directory. Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana all displays just great, almost completed and full on browser or apps.

Let the browser detect itself or config it on the browser fonts settings.
P.S. This font is not on Debian respository i guess? so use it at your own will or risk.

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Re: How to Manage Default Japanese Font Displayed in Browser

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