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Thai character blank or square with Jolla C

asked 2016-08-10 11:39:43 +0300

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updated 2019-01-19 20:16:16 +0300

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With my jolla 1 I can see thai characters but not with jollac !!! Again with

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Fixed the headline and retagged. Hope that's OK.

vattuvarg ( 2016-08-10 21:57:41 +0300 )edit

Using the J1 I can see Thai characters in the web browser, but the media player shows squares for Thai songs.

null ( 2016-11-13 07:40:19 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-08-10 16:33:20 +0300

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updated 2016-08-10 16:40:29 +0300

I checked Thai Wikipedia using both Jolla (JP1301) and Jolla C and noticed the same as you: while JP1301 showed Thai characters, Jolla C had everything replaced with a placeholder (square).

So, I checked the contents of /user/share/fonts/ on my JP1301 and Jolla C, and noticed that JP1301 had a directory called droid which has a font file DroidSansThai.tff in it. This seems to be the font used for Thai characters in Sailfish OS. So, using developer mode on my Jolla C, I searched for font packages using pkcon search name font.

Package called droid-sans-fonts sounded right, so I installed it pkcon install droid-sans-fonts and now my Jolla C shows Thai characters (only tested viewing Thai Wikipedia on stock browser). I don't read Thai so I have no idea if it works right, but at least there are no blank characters any more...

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Ok,that works for me.But I like typing in Thai,too.So it would be nice,when we get Thai language and keyboard support like the N9.

Ongkut ( 2016-08-10 21:03:13 +0300 )edit

rpm missing on

Duke ( 2016-10-11 13:43:45 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-08-10 15:07:39 +0300

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updated 2016-08-10 15:07:39 +0300

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A Thai language and keyboard support would be awesome and would let the community growing.

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Not workingon

Duke ( 2016-10-05 15:19:19 +0300 )edit

Not working no rpm in release pkcon install droid-sans-fonts not fund.

Duke ( 2016-10-19 18:07:33 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-10-19 18:08:56 +0300

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Not working no rpm in release pkcon install droid-sans-fonts not fund.

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An empty rectangle that replaces a foreign character or emoji is called tofu.

Wikipedia article about the Noto font family.

vattuvarg ( 2016-10-20 03:00:53 +0300 )edit

I don't care about japanese food, I care about thai font! 5555555

Duke ( 2016-10-20 09:02:51 +0300 )edit

How to install it?

Duke ( 2016-10-21 20:58:48 +0300 )edit

I think it is as easy as unpacking the fonts into...


vattuvarg ( 2016-10-21 22:19:40 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-01-19 19:23:23 +0300

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I actually created keyboard based on http://bundyo.org/jolla/layouts/bg.qml VKB layout and I still had the square problem with the special simbols like Mai-aek Mai-Toe Mai-Tree Mai-Chattawa Mai-tai-ku etc.. here is the VKB conf and qml file https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsNsKN33FBTvpVQrzTeCubo7_Tv8

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