I am Japanese and used to use Japanese and English characters togeter. When I copy text from some program to chromium-browser in-box, it garbles. Garbles (mis-conversion) happens between some program and chromium but not happen inside chromiums.

For example, I open text editor(leafpad) and type "abcあいう" and copy this, then paste it some inbox(URL/Search box) of chromium, it garbles like: abc\u3042\u3044\u3046   * but not garbles inside chromium themselves.

My chromium version is 88.0.4324.187 (Official Built) on Raspbian. I guess this happens recently but I never experienced before. Same thing above between Firefox and leafpad works.

Thanks, Shigeru

  • What is the contents of /etc/default/locale?
    – Milliways
    Apr 10, 2021 at 6:11
  • Not exactly a solution, but: It isn't garbled in the sense of getting replaced with nonsense. Those are unicode point values, eg. \u3042 is "HIRAGANA LETTER A" (あ): utf8-chartable.de/unicode-utf8-table.pl
    – goldilocks
    Apr 10, 2021 at 19:39
  • thanks for your response /etc/default/locale is below: # File generated by update-locale LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 LC_ALL=ja_JP.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=ja_JP.UTF-8
    – shigeru
    Apr 18, 2021 at 3:18


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