I was recently interested in Chinese philosophy research. However, I find it difficult to show ancient Chinese characters properly in my ubuntu's firefox.

The test page is https://ctext.org/font-test-page

I tried and have installed many CJK supporting fonts. I have also applied my font preference in Firefox->Preference->Language and Apperance->Fonts and Colors->Advanced. My Fonts for Simplified Chinese is set as:

  • Serif: WenQuanYi Micro Hei

  • Sans-Serif: Noto Sans CJK SC

  • Monospace: Noto Sans Mono CJK SC

But still, the test page is not passed. This is what I saw:

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Thanks in advance for any help.

  • You can't install the HanaMinA.ttf and HanaMinB.ttf files listed on the page? Regular font sets probably don't include extended characters.
    – user3169
    May 6 '20 at 4:31

You have to use a font which can show all the unicode characters.

  1. Install the Hanazono fonts shown in the test page.

  2. Choose HanaMinA in the firefox's preference.

test page


Yes, random_user is correct.

sudo apt-get install fonts-hanazono

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