Viewing Kanji Characters in Browsers
– Free Online Kanji Etymology Dictionary –
The Chinese characters and Japanese phonetic scripts (hiragana and katakana) appearing within this page of the Kanji Networks online etymological dictionary belong to the UTF-8 character set, which is a form of
If your browser displays blank squares, question marks or gibberish instead of these Sino-Japanese characters, see Displaying Japanese below for a solution.
On another subject, please note that you can set your browser to enlarge the text on this page. If you are not sure of the method, go
The Chinese characters and Japanese phonetic scripts (hiragana and katakana) used in this online etymological dictionary of kanji belong to the UTF-8 character set, which is a form of
Without the proper fonts and a suitable browser, these Sino-Japanese characters will appear on your screen as blank squares, question marks or gibberish. If you find this is the case, here are two solutions.
Solution No. 1 is a simple-to-use proxy browser. Here's the procedure for the Monash University version.
- Copy the URL for the Kanji Networks page that appears in your browser window.
- Click here.
- Paste the URL into the window that appears at the top of the Monash page and click Go.
Solution No. 2 is to equip yourself with the proper fonts (and, if necessary, a different browser) to take full advantage of Kanji Networks and other sites with Sino-Japanese characters. First, see
Alan Wood's authoritative site
on using Unicode. His section on obtaining Unicode fonts for Japanese is
If, after installing the Unicode fonts, you find there are still display issues with the Sino-Japanese characters, try a different browser. This
Web Browser List
has an overview of other browsers available for downloading.
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