See this screenshot for an example (view the original page here):

Perseus on Android

As you can see, most of the missing characters have some sort of accent/breathing mark on them. This occurs in all applications that I've tried (such as opening a text file in Dropbox), not just in the browser.

Does anyone know what is going on, and how I can fix it? I am running Android 2.1 on a Samsung Fascinate (not rooted).

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Looks like your standard charset problem. The file's in UTF-16 and the app only supports UTF-8, or you don't have the font for the "weird" characters, etc. More than likely there is nothing you can do; Android internationalization support is pretty bad and most apps don't even try.

  • How can I install a font for the "weird" characters? It seems strange that the default Android browser wouldn't have internationalization support, even if third party apps don't.
    – Matthew
    Feb 13, 2011 at 19:53
  • I don't know how Android handles fonts or if you can install them. You might try temporarily changing your system language. Feb 13, 2011 at 20:09

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