Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tip: Make sure non-Eastern non-European characters display in Linux

In order that characters used in and for transliterating non-Eastern non-European scripts/languages like Sanskrit, Egyptian, Sumerian, Akkadian, and Hittite be displayed properly in Linux, make sure to install (through the Synaptic Package Manager in Debian/Ubuntu) the ttf-ancient-fonts package.

You can test it by going to the Wikipedia page on Hittite cuneiform (there should be no little boxes in the text, but rather Hittite cuneiform characters).

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