Teaching and Learning with Technology

Computing With Accents and Foreign Scripts

Configuring Google Chrome

Below are instructions for configuring Google Chrome to read Web sites not written in the English alphabet.

Manually Switch Encoding

If you see Roman alphabet gibberish (e.g. *a&h!!) instead of the correct script, you may need to For some Web sites, such as www.csssm.org (Chinese Simplified), you will need to manually switch from Western encoding view.

Example of Roman Character Gibberish

Roman Character Gibberish - Window says µ Ú 227 Æ Ú

Change Encoding (Windows 7)

  1. Click the settings (wrench) icon after the URL address bar and select ToolsEncoding to view the current encoding..
  2. If necessary switch from Unicode (UTF-8) or Western (ISO Latin 1) to an appropriate encoding. In some cases you may need to scroll to the end of the menu.
  3. If there is more than one option per script, select one until the page displays properly.
  4. AFTER you leave the site, you may need to switch your browser back to your original setting.
 

Change Encoding (Macintosh)

  1. Under the View menu, select Encoding.
  2. If necessary switch from Unicode (UTF-8) or Western (ISO Latin 1) to an appropriate encoding. In some cases you may need to scroll to the end of the menu.
  3. If there is more than one option per script, select one until the page displays properly.
  4. AFTER you leave the site, you may need your browser back to your original setting.

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Fonts In Chrome

Google Chrome automatically matches system fonts with the appropriate language encoding. As long as the appropriate fonts for each language are installed, Chrome will probably be able to interpret a properly encoded page.

If you do not see the content, you need to install the correct font as listed on the individual By Language pages.

 

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Last Modified: Tuesday, 28-Mar-2017 15:12:55 EDT