When I open 'Character Map', not all characters are displayed. For example in script 'balinese' the first character is displayed like this:


But I want the real character, of course. Do I lack fonts? If so is there a meta package?

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  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Please add some details like version of ubuntu, ... – Jan Sep 11 '14 at 9:43
  • @Jan Please be specific about the details you need, I have no idea. – user2740 Sep 11 '14 at 9:52
  • Have you tried to add the related language in Setting > Language Pack? – Mostafa Ahangarha Feb 29 '16 at 18:05

To display a character you need a font that contains this character. This is also for the character map.

No font contains all Unicode characters (which are approximatly 1.000.000).

So install a font containing the unicode block you want to display and select this font in the character map. Then the character should be displayed.

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    Unicode has about 1,000,000 code positions. The number of allocated positions is currently about 100,000 (and not all of them correspond to graphic characters). But even this is more than any single font can contain, with the current font technology. – Jukka K. Korpela Sep 11 '14 at 10:36
  • Related: unicode-table.com – Jan Sep 11 '14 at 10:49

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