I’ve successfully gotten Japanese input working with iBus, I’ve installed the required fonts, and there’s no problem there. 日本語の入力は大丈夫です。
But I still can’t figure out how to get folder names to be displayed in Japanese and not garbled Unicode.
I’ve changed my system locale to ja_JP.UTF-8, I’ve changed my Region to 日本 - 日本語 (ja_JP) in Regional Settings > Formats, which I thought was what would get the folder names to appear correctly (that was how I got it to work in Windows), but it didn’t work. My date and time was changed to Japanese format, and my splash screen is in Japanese, but when I look at a folder on a USB that displays in Japanese on Windows 10, it displays:
I really don’t know what else to do. I even searched in Japanese for a solution (which, given that my Japanese proficiency is not that high, was not very fruitful), and the closest I came to understanding the problem was that there are three encoding systems for Japanese characters:
EUC-JP, UTF-8, and Shift-JIS.
I have access to the first two, but as I understand it, Shift-JIS is not supported (on Arch-based systems, at least).
It seems to me that the encoding the folder name uses is not UTF-8…unless I haven’t set the encoding up properly. Next, I was planning to try EUC-JP, but when trying to change the locale to ja_JP.EUC-JP, after I click “Apply” in System Settings, it doesn’t save and goes back to ja_JP.UTF-8.
If it helps:
The result of
The result of
LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="ja_JP.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="ja_JP.UTF-8" LC_TIME="ja_JP.UTF-8" LC_COLLATE="ja_JP.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY="ja_JP.UTF-8" LC_MESSAGES="ja_JP.UTF-8" LC_PAPER="ja_JP.UTF-8" LC_NAME="ja_JP.UTF-8" LC_ADDRESS="ja_JP.UTF-8" LC_TELEPHONE="ja_JP.UTF-8" LC_MEASUREMENT="ja_JP.UTF-8" LC_IDENTIFICATION="ja_JP.UTF-8" LC_ALL=
After hours of research, I’ve come across multiple people saying to expect most Japanese files/folders to be formatted in Shift-JIS.
I can’t be the only person who has this problem…