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I recently installed KDE Neon on my computer (Version 5.19.5), and I have come across some problems regarding my font settings. The font seems to be defaulting to chinese variants, as in, kanji like 刃 or 直 are being rendered as 刃 variant and 直 variant , respectively. This persists unless the application forces a specific font type, like here in the JP Stack Exchange and Discord (when set to be in the japanese language).

I am still a beginner with Linux, and I am unfamiliar with how to configure the system to utilize the proper fonts. How should I proceed with this? (Also, do tell me if this is the proper site to ask this in. I was unsure as to where I should ask this in)

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  • This should be moved to Meta – kandyman Sep 29 '20 at 14:30
  • In Japanese stack exchange, these question tend to be migrated to meta, but might not receive enough attention this question deserves. It's in niche: unix.stackexchange.com would be best suited but perhaps it's too language-specific (east asian languages). Asking on ja.stackoverflow.com might be another good idea. – Yosh Sep 29 '20 at 14:34
  • @Yosh thanks for the pointer. Someone migrated the question already, but I'll make sure to keep that info in mind for the future. – Carmo Sep 29 '20 at 16:13
  • @broccolifacemask-cloth unfortunately my computer is already installed with the necessary CJK fonts, japanese included. the problem seems to stem from how it is choosing said fonts for usage. – Carmo Sep 29 '20 at 16:14
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    I think you can adapt this answer to prioritise Japanese: askubuntu.com/questions/901486/… – dROOOze Sep 29 '20 at 22:27
  • @dROOOze it did not quite work, for some reason. The /etc/fonts/conf.d/64-language-selector-prefer.conf file already has japanese as the main priority, and even changing ~/.fonts.conf didn't yield any results. – Carmo Sep 30 '20 at 14:45

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