Is there a way to configure the console to display Japanese kanji, hiragana and katakana? I can output as UTF-8.

  • It would just require setting the proper font. What distribution are you using and I can answer your question more specifically. – coxley Apr 15 '13 at 22:43
  • Actually, I found this: superuser.com/questions/380470/… I don't know enough about the subject to know if there's a way or not, though. – coxley Apr 15 '13 at 22:44

See http://ameblo.jp/mijyu-sakura/entry-11329029030.html, when I tried it, it fails at the last steps but otherwise will set up the locale and fonts. Then jfbterm and you can display UTF-8 encoded Japanese.

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    Please explain the link; don't give it. What happens if the link becomes void? – xxmbabanexx Apr 17 '13 at 0:15
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    Thank you. What I did: sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales added ja_JP.EUC-JP EUC-JP and ja_JP.UTF-8 UTF-8 and made the last active. Then sudo apt-get install ttf-kochi-gothic xfonts-intl-japanese xfonts-intl-japanese-big xfonts-kaname then sudo apt-get install jfbterm and launched via jfbterm -e [executable that outputs UTF-8] and worked perfectly! – Yimin Rong Apr 17 '13 at 13:49

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