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windows title display "????" on Chinese windows system
Posted by: cangwu
Date: June 19, 2008 10:27AM

If the web page title included some Chinese words, the browser would display "?????".

please improve this.

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Re: windows title display "????" on Chinese windows system
Posted by: guenter
Date: June 19, 2008 05:36PM

Please 1.) install the correct fonts from Microsoft or OS install CD and make sure that You have 2.) chosen the correct Encoding (View > Encoding). smiling smiley

p.s. 1.) If a font is not installed its letters/words are displayed as ?

2.) The browser engine tries to sniff the correct encoding.
Page and sever info overrules the findings of the engine.
(K-Meleon does not sniff if it is told by the page author, server.)
Your browser settings will overrule the page info.
So You may have to set the correct encoding by hand for Your Chinese words.

Else there can be errors in the page that are shown as ? or the author wanted ?

Example: This page has a German translation but gives me ? e.g. for umlauts ( umlaut = special German vowel ). I have to set the correct encoding (windows 1252) for K-Meleon by hand - if I want letters such as ä ö ü (umlauts corresponding with a o u) displayed properly. The reason for this behavior the page says:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> confused smiley

So if a web page tells the browser it is UTF8 & uses windows1252 instead the result is shown as ? if the bite code of the letter is not the same in both encodings.smiling smiley

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Re: windows title display "????" on Chinese windows system
Posted by: bousouneko
Date: June 25, 2008 04:36AM

Hi I might be having a similar problem.

I installed a fresh copy of K-Meleon 1.1.5, bone stock. My Windows XP Pro English has 'Language for non-Unicode programs' set to Chinese(Taiwan), which should map to Big5. East Asian language support is installed already. I use plenty of non-Unicode apps daily so I'm reasonably sure my OS is set up correctly at least for Big5. I then tried the two following webpages:

http://udn.com/NEWS/main.html
(Big5 encoding)

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/akiba/hotline/20080621/etc_brain.html
(Shift-JIS)

Both have no problem with the body of the page itself, but gives me ????'s on the layers and window title.

Please note that my Firefox has no problems with the non-english titles. Opera and IE are fine too. Is this enough to conclude where the problem lies?

Thanks for your help.

(edit: I should add that I can force the View->Encoding, but same result. Also amusing that if I force to the wrong encoding, e.g. force Shift-JIS instead of Big5, the pattern of ????'s change.)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/25/2008 04:42AM by bousouneko.

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Re: windows title display "????" on Chinese windows system
Posted by: guenter
Date: June 25, 2008 03:15PM

The same happens to German in this Forum.
The solution for German is to set the used/correct encoding by hand.
The 2 .cn respectively .jp pages show no ? if encoding utf16 is set via
View > Encoding (that is below Zoom) > UTF16 (bottom item).

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Re: windows title display "????" on Chinese windows system
Posted by: bousouneko
Date: June 26, 2008 09:18AM

I upgraded from 1.1.5, and found it's fixed in 1.5.0b2. W00t.

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