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Dec
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comment How can I identify and install missing character sets for browsers?
I see your point about this being an X-Y problem. As an experienced user, would you suggest I edit my question to remove the confusion? The problem is that it might make JK's answer seem a bit odd if I remove references to character sets.
Dec
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accepted How can I identify and install missing character sets for browsers?
Dec
9
comment How can I identify and install missing character sets for browsers?
Thanks. By way of example, in Firefox setting the encoding to "Western" (had defaulted to "Unicode") solved the problem. You are probably right then in that case that the way to resolve it is to contact the owner of the site.
Dec
9
comment How can I identify and install missing character sets for browsers?
Thanks for the helpful answer. Google is of course good for everything, if you know what it is you are searching for :-) Anyway, hopefully this Q&A will come up in Google for the next person with this problem.
Dec
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revised How can I identify and install missing character sets for browsers?
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Dec
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asked How can I identify and install missing character sets for browsers?
Dec
5
answered Where is the WebRTC feature (dubbed 'hello') in Firefox 34?
Dec
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asked Where is the WebRTC feature (dubbed 'hello') in Firefox 34?
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accepted Change behaviour of Chrome omnibox so it doesn't force google search when typing 'google'
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Sep
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comment Installing extra memory seems to make Windows more sluggish
@50-3: I like your explanation about Windows not being able to access certain areas of RAM it believes is available. It would probably account for the slowness, as the OS probably has to keep retrying, getting errors in the process. It sounds like a very probable theory.
Sep
5
comment Installing extra memory seems to make Windows more sluggish
Well, going down to 8GB memory has dramatically improved the performance of my machine, so even though I don't know the detail, this answer is good enough for me. Thanks!
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accepted Installing extra memory seems to make Windows more sluggish
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revised Installing extra memory seems to make Windows more sluggish
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comment Installing extra memory seems to make Windows more sluggish
Mmm, that's interesting about the maximum memory. Thanks for pointing that out. I will uninstall the original 4GB memory and see if that helps, although Windows does recognize the 12GB of RAM correctly. Let me see if downgrading to 8GB will make it better.
Sep
5
comment Installing extra memory seems to make Windows more sluggish
Windows is reporting 12GB (I added the detail to my question as per SE guidelines).