I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox, but can't get Chinese chars to display correctly. Here's what chars that should be Chinese look like:

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I've done everything I could, including:

sudo apt-get -y install `check-language-support -l zh_CN`

Set /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local to

zh_CN.UTF-8 UTF-8
en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8

And change /etc/default/locale.

What should I do then?

  • Are you using a TTY in virtualbox (not a terminal)? – Wilf Jul 20 '15 at 13:40
  • It's a TTY. I didn't install GUI. – laike9m Jul 20 '15 at 13:53
  • Which fonts for rendering Chinese have you installed? – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Jul 20 '15 at 14:04
  • I don't think the TTY consoles support characters as they are supposed to be for emeregency use or something. You could install a light desktop such as Xfce or LXDE and use a terminal emulator to get character support. – Wilf Jul 20 '15 at 14:57
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    Also see askubuntu.com/questions/23610/… – chaskes Jul 20 '15 at 15:03

Here's a link How to make the VT display chinese characters?

Which might be useful to you. Check it out and tell me.

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  • Cool, but it seems a little complicated... – laike9m Aug 8 '15 at 12:25

Just reconfigure your console:

sudo dpkg --reconfigure console-setup
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