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Get Kannada Language displayed properly in Gentoo and Sabayon

 ·   ·  ☕ 1 min read  ·  ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat · 👀... views

Well I was browsing through some Kannada sites the other day and all I got was big blocks.

Turned out that Gentoo and Sabayon didn’t have support for displaying Kannada characters, though, I had no such problems with Hindi & Bengali characters [amongst others]. Changing the Character encoding in Firefox to Auto-detect or Unicode didn’t work either. After doing a bit of searching, found the solution. So open the terminal, switch to root user and type

emerge -av lohit-fonts

followed by

fc-cache -f -v

Restart your X server (ie, Logout, login) and you should be set!

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Sathyajith Bhat
Sathyajith Bhat
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