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What fonts do I need to install on Ubuntu in order to see special characters (💋 for example)?

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Please provide some more information. Where did you find these fonts? Any website? –  green7 Sep 17 '12 at 16:46
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In Wikipedia, in the languages section –  Eduardo Sep 17 '12 at 16:47
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This isn't a "font" issue, this is an encoding issue. –  Dan Sep 17 '12 at 16:50
    
I can't see the cyrillic alphabet in the russian pages, and the japanese alphabet too –  Eduardo Sep 17 '12 at 16:52
    
Provide a link to the page. –  green7 Sep 17 '12 at 17:00
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Well apparently this was a "fonts" problem for specific languages.

Visit this Wikipedia page: List of ISO 639-1 codes and check the languages that aren't working for you.

I had the same issue for the Tibetan language which were showing those squares instead of the actual character. Installing the package fonts-tibetan-machine fixed the problems for that exact language.

sudo apt-get install fonts-tibetan-machine 

So in order to fix the other languages, you need to install the necessary font package for that language.

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It works, thanks –  Eduardo Sep 17 '12 at 17:45
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