WebPositive cannot show Chinese/Japanese/Korean fonts
|Reported by:||dsobodash||Owned by:||stippi|
|Keywords:||chinese, unicode, webkit, cjk, text, rendering||Cc:|
|Has a Patch:||no||Platform:||x86|
I am pretty sure this is a webkit problem, but the IRC channel advised me to post here.
After installing the Vera Sans YuanTi family as well as the AR PL ShanHeiSun Uni fonts from Linux, I am unable to view Chinese in WebPositive. I have tested both the Alpha 2 release and the hrev37098 nightly.
I believe this is a webkit problem because I have seen the same behavior on Debian when it is installed in Chinese if I use the webkit test, Midori or the webkit fork of gnome's Epiphany browser to view Chinese web pages.
In fact, I have never seen any webkit browsers other than Chrome and Safari successfully display CJK type.
I tried setting the Haiku system and WebPositive default fonts to ones with Chinese unicode. This allows Tracker to display Chinese filenames and also allows Chinese support in BeZilla. For WebPositive, this fix is a negative. :(
Would be nice to get this fixed by the time Haiku goes beta.