How to Show Japanese Text in Evince

A quick tip that might help others (or me, the next time I forget)…

I found that Evince, Ubuntu’s default PDF viewer, doesn’t display Japanese characters, at least on my non-Japanese system. After a quick search it seems the answer is nice and simple – install the poppler-data package.

So, either use the Synaptic Package Manager or the following terminal command:

sudo apt-get install poppler-data

And that’s it!

This should work for displaying Chinese and Korean characters as well.

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