Japanese kana instead of keyboard letters in Launchpad

Asked by TWO on 2008-09-17


When I load launchpad up under Kubuntu Hardy Heron and Firefox 3, the text is being displayed with Japanese Kana in place of what should be an alphanumeric characters.

For example, when I press the the left and right square brackets consecutively, I get this: [ and ].

I don't know whether they appear correctly for you but for me, I see two Japanese kana (letters.)

Firefox's encoding is set to Unicode (UTF-8) and no matter what I change the encoding too, the same problem occurs.

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TWO (two) said : #1

This doesn't occur anywhere else in my system, within Firefox or on other webpages, to my knowledge.

Jeroen T. Vermeulen (jtv) said : #2

The brackets appear correctly for me, using Ubuntu (not Kubuntu in my case) Hardy Heron and Firefox 3. I really have no idea what this could be. If anyone can, it's probably Matthew Paul Thomas—so I'm assigning this question to him.

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