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Old 02-29-2004, 09:35 PM   #1
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Cyrillic characters display as squares


Just installed Slackware 9.1. Everything else works great.

Some apps, however, display Cyrillic fonts as little squares or boxes with numerals inside:

Kword
Mozilla & Firefox
Abiword
Evolution
Galeon
Openoffice.org

Kwrite, Kmail and Konqueror show them just fine. I specified the same fonts for Mozilla as I have for Konqueror and the desktop. No luck.

I checked that both the cyrillic and TTF directories are listed in fc/config and XF86config.

I can see that KDE and Gnome will display Cyrillic just fine in other applications, so I'm not eager to track down some Windows font files. But what's up with these specific applications?
 
Old 03-01-2004, 06:44 PM   #2
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Hi!
i think you are russian... so i hope that this link can help you
po krajnei mere nadeius

how-to(ru)Slackware (7,8,9.0)
how-to(ru) Slackware 9.0

bye

Last edited by Muratti; 03-08-2004 at 04:13 PM.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 11:22 PM   #3
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Spasibo. Ja sam amerikanyets, Vsio taki nevozmozhno chitat' pis'ma ot druzej. Vidny tol'ko malen'kie kvadraty.

Once I located a browser which would read the articles linked above, they provided some interesting information. But it still doesn't answer my question. Why will Konqueror, etc read Cyrillic but the GTK-based stuff won't? Is it because they use different software to parse the characters?

I'll accept if Slackware 9.1 base install contains some shortcoming which didn't do something or other. Just curious.

I've seen similar problems trying to browse non-Latin stuff like Japanese.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 03:46 PM   #4
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Hi
to can display some cyrillic characters, you must do:
download 3 packages:
cabextract-0.6-i386-1dl.tgz
freetype2-2.1.4rc2-i386-4dl.tgz
webfonts-1.0-i386-3dl.tgz

and install pkg (# installpkg "pkg".tgz)

after:
# rm /usr/share/fonts.old/fonts.cache-1
# fc-cache

bye

Last edited by Muratti; 03-08-2004 at 04:12 PM.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 12:48 AM   #5
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Пишу в Firefox, значит все в порядке. Спасибо!

(The packages & fonts helped.)

Still -- why, if I specify the same fonts in Konqueror and Mozilla, should one display Cyrillic and the other does not?
 
Old 03-12-2004, 11:13 AM   #6
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Usually this problem is caused by there not being appropriate True Type fonts available for the text you are trying to display. Some programs are using fontconfig/XFT (Mozilla, Gnome, Gimp 1.3, etc.) while others are not (Konqueror, Gimp 1.2, etc.). The programs that use XFT are often set to use only True Type fonts, and there are no Cyrillic True Type fonts included with Slackware to begin with.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 03:32 AM   #7
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I have same problem with cyrillic fonts in Open Office they are like little square. Do you solve your problem tell me how?

Last edited by getov35; 03-26-2004 at 03:36 AM.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 04:52 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Muratti
Hi
to can display some cyrillic characters, you must do:
download 3 packages:
cabextract-0.6-i386-1dl.tgz
freetype2-2.1.4rc2-i386-4dl.tgz
webfonts-1.0-i386-3dl.tgz

and install pkg (# installpkg "pkg".tgz)

after:
# rm /usr/share/fonts.old/fonts.cache-1
# fc-cache

bye
Thank you, thank you, thak you, Muratti!!!

This fixed the cyrillic probs on my 9.1 too

The above links didn't work, but for anyone else interested, I found the files here:
webfonts-1.0-noarch-2dl.tgz
freetype-2.1.8-i486-1efn.tgz
cabextract-1.0-i686-1rmx.tgz
 
Old 03-02-2005, 07:42 AM   #9
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I'm happy for you! :-)

Is possible to take all packages from dropline project

Muratti
 
Old 12-10-2005, 12:52 AM   #10
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Ok, my cyrillic also doesn't work. Not in firefox not in anything else. The above links are down... Any other ideas?
 
Old 12-10-2005, 01:50 AM   #11
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Here are the latest packages mentioned on this thread, I'm not sure if they'll work, but well, you could try:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/d...l.tgz?download
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/d...l.tgz?download
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/d...l.tgz?download
 
Old 12-10-2005, 03:49 AM   #12
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The relevant link is still valid: The link for grepping the files from Dropline Gnome.
I used this approach for getting Cyrillics to work on my Slackbox.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 11:25 AM   #13
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It's working now! I used the links by gbonvehi, installed and it all worked out itself, like magic !
Thanks!
 
Old 12-22-2005, 06:18 PM   #14
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I can't do
# rm /usr/share/fonts.old/fonts.cache-1
# fc-cache
explain please..
..or it's time to delete my /dev/hands
 
Old 12-22-2005, 06:29 PM   #15
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ok. I can do it already... simply brains work slowly under the bear..ufff... that's ok now. thanks to everyone!!! =)
 
  


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