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#1 Re: Other Issues » Emojis don't show » 2020-02-27 22:15:42

Ron
GNUser wrote:

If that's true, switching your email client to UTF-16 encoding would properly display the wide characters in your friend's emails--but would cause problems displaying wide characters in emails to you from people who use UTF-8 (the de facto standard encoding these days).

That doesn't seem to be an option in preferences. FTR I asked my friend to send me an email to my Yahoo address with some emojis, and Yahoo shows them just fine.

#2 Re: Other Issues » Emojis don't show » 2020-02-27 20:20:55

Ron
GNUser wrote:

My best guess is that your friend's email client is using UTF-16 encoding, while your email client is expecting UTF-8 encoding.

Assuming that's true, is there anything on my end that can be done to fix it?

#3 Re: Other Issues » Emojis don't show » 2020-02-26 22:26:45

Ron

I wonder if uni2ascii would fix this? The description says UTF-8 to 7-bit ASCII and vice versa converter.

#4 Re: Other Issues » Emojis don't show » 2020-02-26 22:05:03

Ron

He doesn't care about things like that. But that shouldn't matter whether emojis show up on my computer, does it?

#5 Other Issues » Emojis don't show » 2020-02-26 21:31:26

Ron
Replies: 7

I have a friend who uses emojis  in emails he sends me, but they don't show up on my computer. For example, I just got one today and instead of the emoji was this \uD83D\uDE42. I use Centurylink email mostly, so I forwarded this email to my Yahoo email, and again I got \uD83D\uDE42 instead of the emoji. I thought I may have needed to add a font, so without much to go on, I installed font-symbola, but that didn't help. If it matters my friend's emails are from Outlook. Any one got any ideas?

#6 Re: Other Issues » devuan high resolution logo for a t-shirt » 2020-02-10 21:46:51

Ron

I noticed a problem with the middle image in the top link. The right side of the image is cut off. Weirdly, when I download it, it is less cut off, but still cut off.

#7 Re: Off-topic » Greetings and some questions » 2020-02-09 20:57:01

Ron

l_orontius wrote:
And on another note, I was looking at security in GNU+Linux, but the guides I found are focused on servers and not on desktop users. Could you tell me how to start on the subject of security?

Here's a link for a write-up on security. It's focused on Ubuntu and Mint, but a lot of what's written can apply to any distro.

https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c … urity.html

#9 Re: Devuan » make TDE desktop default and sothen devuan as different distro option » 2020-01-21 18:47:39

Ron

golinux wrote:
Perhaps something is getting lost in translation.  I do not always understand what you are trying to say like "sothen" in the topic of this thread.

I'm just guessing here but I think he means "so then Devuan as [will become] different [another] distro option," i.e., so then Devuan will become another distro option for people to consider.

#10 Re: Other Issues » Is VirtualBox (or alternative) in the repo? » 2020-01-12 16:11:06

Ron

Thanks to all for your help. If I have any problems, I'll be back. wink

#11 Re: Other Issues » Is VirtualBox (or alternative) in the repo? » 2020-01-11 22:46:08

Ron

In Synaptic, kvm is described as "QEMU Full virtualization on x86 hardware." My rig is 64 bit. Can I use kvm on it? Also, would a guest 64 bit OS work on it?

#12 Other Issues » Is VirtualBox (or alternative) in the repo? » 2020-01-11 19:07:36

Ron
Replies: 9

Am I missing it, or is Virtualbox not in the repo? Any alternatives in the repo?

#13 Re: Devuan » Debian considering going systemd init only » 2020-01-08 20:42:33

Ron

pj1967 wrote:
But if not, we're looking at forking at the kernel level, no?

Hyperbola already got plans just for that, albeit forking the OpenBSD kernel. I wish them success.
https://www.hyperbola.info/news/announc … d-roadmap/

#14 Re: Devuan » Debian has fallen. What now? » 2019-12-28 20:00:30

Ron

yeti wrote:
Should Devuan switch to a different foundation now?

Why not be totally independent?

fsmithred wrote:
I don't forsee any immediate changes. Yesterday's vote leaves us in a slightly better position than before. There was no commitment at all to work with us. Now there is.

It wasn't my favorite proposal, but it's something we can work with. It could have been worse.

You're making the assumption that this option was put forth in good faith. I have a hard time believing that.

#15 Re: Devuan » Clarification of the relationship between Dyne and Devuan » 2019-12-01 18:13:40

Ron

As someone who is only a user of the OS, but would like to see it become one of the "big" distros, I'd say it wasn't the accusations that damaged the project, but the dumb April Fool's joke that did (in full agreement with ChuangTzu). I just hope 4 months from now nothing like this happens again.

#17 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Choosing an email client » 2019-10-27 21:06:17

Ron

32-bit Linux is going the way of the Dodo bird. How long will it be before Devuan drops it?

#20 Re: Installation » firefox 52.9 esr » 2019-09-15 04:05:40

Ron

Well, DRM used to work in Basilisk, but it currently does not. Not sure if it will again.

I would advise anyone using an old browser version to use Firejail, a sandboxing app:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/firejail/

#21 Re: Installation » firefox 52.9 esr » 2019-09-14 16:18:10

Ron

It really isn't safe to use older browser versions. Have you considered using browsers that support legacy extensions and are still maintained with security and bug fixes? There's Pale Moon, Basilisk, and Iceweasel-UXP to choose from (and the upcoming Borealis Navigator). There are still choices out there. smile While it can't be said that all legacy extensions will work on them, the vast majority will.

#22 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] Update on the Update Notifier » 2019-09-07 21:19:16

Ron

I had updates today and I didn't get any icon in the panel. I am using the original download. I followed the instructions to a tee but it still didn't work.

#23 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] Update on the Update Notifier » 2019-09-04 23:05:55

Ron

Is there supposed to be an icon in the panel? I don't have one. I copied the files/folder according to the instructions and rebooted. I didn't have any updates (checked in Synaptic) so is that why?

#24 Re: Off-topic » Knoppix 8.6 — first wide public release to abandon systemd » 2019-08-21 20:46:12

Ron

This is good news. Hopefully more distros will follow in ditching systemd.
Now next on the chopping block, pulseaudio. wink

#25 Re: Off-topic » Life after Firefox » 2019-07-23 02:45:59

Ron
SmokeyGrey wrote:

I've encountered one addon that I can't seem to get working. I downloaded Redirector from the Classic Add-ons Archive, and it just gives me an error "Redirector does not work in Private Mode", even when I'm just using a regular window. This could be because it's built for Firefox and is running in Firefox compatibility mode.

I looked that up and I see that there are 24 versions of it. Which version did you try? It might be worth a shot to try an earlier version. Or, try changing to Gecko compatibility. That's the setting I use.

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