Arabic class in ILRC

Rendering International Web Pages

If you are using a browser and access a site that is in a language other than the one you are browsing in, characters may not be rendered correctly. You may be able to read the page by following these steps

Setting Short-Term Character Encodings

Firefox Web Browsers:

  1. Select the View menu, click on Character Encoding, and select one of the pre-formatted encodings if your language fits the particular encoding (Western ISO-8859 or Win-1252, Unicode UTF-8, Japanese Shift-JIS, etc.).
  2. If your particular language is not listed, click on Customize List… and select an available character encoding that might work for your language script. When you have added the language encodings you believe will work, click the OK button and try to render the browser page in one of the particular encodings you added.

    Firefox Content Window 1

Safari Web Browsers:

  1. Select the View menu and click on Text Encoding option.
  2. Select one of the pre-formatted encodings if your language fits the particular encoding (Western ISO-8859 or Win-1252, Unicode UTF-8, Japanese Shift-JIS, etc.).

    Safari Content Window 1

Google Chrome Web Browsers:

  1. Select the View menu and click on Encoding option.
  2. Select one of the pre-formatted encodings if your language fits the particular encoding (Western ISO-8859 or Win-1252, Unicode UTF-8, Japanese Shift-JIS, etc.).

    Chrome Content Window 1

Setting Long-Term Character Encodings

If you regularly use a browser in several languages and constantly have to flip back and forth between character encodings, use these steps to make your life a little easier.

Firefox Web Browsers:

  1. Go to the Firefox menu, click on Preferences, and select the Content icon.
  2. In the Languages section of the Content menu, Click the Choose… button.

    Firefox Content Window 2
  3. Click the Select a Language to Add… button and choose the language(s) you regularly use. The common selections are:

    Firefox Content Window 3

    • English/United States [en-us]
    • English [en]
    • Araic-Jordan [ar-jo]
    • Chinese [zh]
    • Hebrew [he]
    • Hindi [hi]
    • Japanese [ja]
    • Korean [ko]
    • Russian [ru]
  4. Select your language option and click the Add button. If you select multiple languages, you can use the Move Up or Move Down buttons to place the languages in order of importance or priority. When you are finished, click the OK button.
  5. Close the preferences window.

Safari Web Browsers:

  1. Go to the Safari menu, click on Preferences, and select the Advanced icon.
  2. In the Default Encoding section of the Advanced tab, Click the button immediately next to the Default Encoding text and select the language setting that you will use most often. The most widely-used option to render varieties of web pages is Unicode UTF-8.

    Safari Content Window 2

Google Chrome Web Browsers:

  1. Go to the Chrome menu and click on Preferences. Google Chrome will bring up a Settings web page.
  2. In the Settings page, look at the bottom of the page and click on the Show Advanced Settings link.

    Chrome Content Window 2
  3. Scroll further down on the Settings web page until you see the Languages section.

    Chrome Content Window 3
  4. Check the box next to Offer to Translate Pages if you'd like,
  5. Click on either the Language and input settings... button or the Manage Languages link.

    Chrome Content Window 4
  6. Click on the Add button in the lower-right hand corner of the Languages interface box.
  7. Choose your languages and click the Done button when you are finished.

    Chrome Content Window 5
  8. Click out of the Settings window and load a web page to continue surfing.