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Jun
24
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
@AbelCheung Maybe a good excuse to upgrade to Windows 10 then :)
Jul
28
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
I've "tediously" deleted every font that was not found on my reference VM and the problem persists in Firefox.
Jul
28
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
Unfortunately, the Chrome approach using that plugin doesn't work either. From its Chrome-store description: Chrome will use the font settings controlled by this extension when BOTH of the following are true: 1) The web page has declared the language of the content (e.g., by using the HTML lang attribute); and 2) The web page has not specified a font to use.
Jul
28
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
Sigh. I had wondered at the possibility of a font lying about supporting these glyphs.
Jul
28
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
The fonts in question are strictly part of Unicode. The setting for non-Unicode doesn't come into play here. Anyway nobody has "Egyptian Hieroglyphics" as their computer language.
Jul
25
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
That page basically tells you to install fonts. I have already done that.
Jul
20
comment Is there a way to use another location's STATIC IP?
@brownchild you might have better luck asking for further help on serverfault.
Jul
17
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
@tchrist yes, so far this does seem limited to SMP scripts. But the SMP scripts do partially work.
Jul
17
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
@BhathiyaPerera This is not about code. This is about automatic font substitution. When I load this SU question on my workstation, I see little boxes where I should see hieroglyphs. When I load this same page on my VM in the same browser, I see hieroglyphs. But I can tell that the font is installed on my workstation because I can use Firebug to modify this page's DOM and set the font-family; then the font appears.
Jul
17
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
@BhathiyaPerera I am seeing the same issue with, eg, the Carian script. On my local machine the text doesn't appear unless I edit page and inject the font family. On my VM, in Firefox, it works fine.
Jul
16
comment Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7/Firefox
I have fonts installed. And I have verified on two different Windows VMs that installing the fonts is normally sufficient to make them work. Something is different about my machine but I don't know where to look to find it.
Sep
15
comment Is it worth cleaning the registry?
@Richard: I was referring to a failed uninstallation, where there is left-over stuff in the registry in places where it affects other programs. Such as file associations, COM object registries, etc. A registry cleaner can find such orphan links and delete them. It's probably the only valid use-case for registry cleaners I can think of. And in the last 10 years I'm not sure I can recall ever needing to fix such a failed uninstall.
Jun
20
comment Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux
This appears to have worked around the problem for now, with the following drawbacks: switching VTs now takes much longer, and the text-mode VTs are using the old character mode instead of the higher-resolution mode they had when mode-setting was on. Oh well....
Jun
20
comment Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux
Yes, it's uninitialized memory, but I've essentially had this problem in Linux since a long time ago, in various forms, and I was hoping there was some workaround that solves this particular case.
Jun
19
comment Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux
@TheElectricMuffin I could use binary drivers, but the reason I bought an AMD card is so that I don't have to...
Jun
17
comment Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux
@KhusenAsoy There is no virtualization, such as Xen or VMWare on my setup.
Jun
17
comment Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux
I am using the stock Fedora install with the free Radeon drivers that ship with it. There are no third-party drivers. And this has been happening to me since at least 2000, back when I used a Voodoo3, so I doubt it's a driver issue.
Mar
10
comment Pin same app multiple times in Windows 7
It clutters the bar mainly because in XP I actually had two task bars, one at the top of the screen and one on the far right edge, and the right-hand one had all my shortcuts. In 7 you can only have one taskbar.
Mar
9
comment Pin same app multiple times in Windows 7
This is a good suggestion but unfortunately for me it clutters the taskbar too much (I miss XP's multiple-taskbar feature).
Sep
21
comment Does Windows 7 support multiple simultaneous nVidia graphics cards with different drivers?
@jason404: Good to know, thanks.