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The default font looks bad on my system. It's also showing Japanese yen symbols in place of slashes. I have no idea why - my locale has always been set to English (US). I tried changing the Font setting under Preferences, but that doesn't affect the main window. Help please?

Edit: I didn't realize the picture wouldn't zoom in. Here's a cropped version: Bad font is bad.

asked 28 Apr '14, 13:48

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edited 29 Apr '14, 14:43

Wireshark is not the issue here. The recent capture list is sourced from the recent_common file located in your personal configuration folder.

What OS are you using? What happens when you create a new text document and type a backslash?

Double check all region and language settings of your OS.

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answered 30 Apr '14, 02:46

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I'm using Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Both text documents and the recent_common file itself show backslashes, not yen symbols.

(02 May '14, 00:20) Mogster

If you log in with another user do you have the same problem? Have you tried reinstalling Wireshark?

(14 May '14, 09:46) Roland

Could you please file a bug for the "Yen symbols instead of backslashes" problem on the Wireshark Bugzilla? Wireshark internally should be using UTF-8 for pathnames on Windows (and on UN*Xes that are set up to use UTF-8), and GTK+ should be displaying them correctly; there might either be an issue with the font or with the Wireshark code, the GTK+ code, or the GLib code that does file name character encoding translations.

(14 May '14, 15:16) Guy Harris ♦♦
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