[Users] Claws 3.17 and Dillo

Charles Lipton crlipton at gol.com
Tue Sep 18 12:05:11 CEST 2018

I installed version 3.17 on Debian Stretch in an attempt to solve a
problem with HTML rendering.  Fancy was replaced by Dillo and a whole
new set of problems has begun:

1.  Dillo does not render CJK (Chinese-Japanese-Korean) fonts in mixed
HTML documents such as ads or business offers. Installed font for
Claws is a TrueType CJK font named IPAP Gothic, a standard Debian
installed font. It works well with non-HTML mail.

Is there a multilingual workaround, or is Dillo Latin text only?  I
work in several realms in which I have to read and comment on
peer-reviewed articles and commentary. I need CJK capability in an HTML

When viewing just a text-only HTML document, the text typed in shows as
white blocks, as in the attached example.  As you can also see from
that that screenshot, the subject titles show clearly, the text does

In sales (advertorial) HTML pages, the typed comments between saved
blocks of advertorial text (photos / logos / artistically arranged
type) the contents of the saved blocks can be read, but the typed-in
comments, headlines, etc. are white squares with black or colored

2.  Photos from local (e.g. from Asia and Australasian sources) load,
while photos from most European and North American sources do not.  

Is there a way to force all photos to load?

3.  With Fancy, page widths were always constrained so that content was
always within borders and margins were even and straight.  Dillo allows
logos, texts, and images to stretch all the way across the Claws
viewing area.  

Is there a way to constrain widths in mails in which margins were not
set by the sender? 

4.  That baby-shit brown background ... is there a way to set it for a
different color ... or, better yet, white?

Thank you in advance for any advice and assistance.

Charles Lipton
cripton at gol.com
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