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Old 08-05-2004, 05:53 AM   #16
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xorg.conf

Code:
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

    Load        "dbe"   # Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
    SubSection  "extmod"
      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection

# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
    Load        "type1"
    Load        "speedo"
    Load        "freetype"
#    Load        "xtt"

# This loads the GLX module
    Load       "glx"
# This loads the DRI module
#    Load       "dri"

EndSection
Code:
Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.

    RgbPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
# as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
# command (or a combination of both methods)
#
# If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
# programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
# to the end of this list (or comment them out).
#

    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/iso8859-15/misc/"         #These are some fonts I installed (iso8859-15) but even with them it doesn't work
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/iso8859-15/75dpi/"        #These are some fonts I installed (iso8859-15) but even with them it doesn't work
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/windows-1251/misc/"     #These are some fonts I installed (windows-1251) but even with them it doesn't work
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/windows-1251/75dpi/"   #These are some fonts I installed (windows-1251) but even with them it doesn't work

# The module search path.  The default path is shown here.

#    ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"

EndSection
There's no cyrillic as root and as a normal user. When I installed slackware I thought it installed the KDEI packages, but as it seems it didn't, so I installed them later, but it didn't help.
I could try to create a new user after all the fonts are installed to see if it has cyrillic.
As for the freetype
Code:
/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.so
Also I installed the webfonts and cabextract for them, but maybe I should restart X to see whether it will work.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 06:00 AM   #17
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Guys I have cyrillic! guess the webfonts helped. I'll look if there is cyrillic as root now. Thanks very much for the help!
 
Old 08-05-2004, 12:08 PM   #18
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I am glad webfonts worked for plm, that is usually all that is needed - a good font files, with the needed encoding.

zsejk,

Try "xfontsel" Play with the last 2 menus - rgstry and encdng. The combinations that produce cyrillic are either iso8859 - 5 or koi8 - r. (koi8-r - old soviet\russian cyrillic layout. It is sometimes easier to make cyrillic work on unix with that, than other encodings.)

When you select one of the two combinations, see if the sample text shows any cyrillic in it. Also check what fonts provide those characters by going to fndry menu.

Slack's major problem is that it doesn't have true, good cp-1251 ttf fonts. The unicode layer has to construct it from bits and pieces of koi8 (from misc fonts) and some other crap. That is where it fails often - you get boxes with numbers.

I didn't try webfonts yet, but if it, of any other external ttf file, contains true cp1251 encoding your comp wouldn't have so many probs rendering cyrillic at cp1251.

Try getting other fonts from windwows (preferably 2000, XP and up), like arial, times, courier. They have true unicode fonts.

Once installed, check in xfontsel again. If you see them there, but not in KDE, we need to look at KDE font "filter."

BTW: with all that hoopla about kewl, new Bitsream Verona - where the hell is the cyrillics?

You can get lots of fonts from here Warning: the sire is in Russian only and crashes Konqueror.

Last edited by suslik; 08-05-2004 at 03:40 PM.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 04:33 AM   #19
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Howto get Cyrillic (and other) symbol in KDE Slackware 10

the slackware 10 installation fail the installation of more fonts in kde, to install the fonts do:

- insert and mount the slackware installation cd 2 (ex. mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom)
- install the kde language packages (ex. installpkg /mnt/cdrom/slackware/kdei/*.tgz)
- enter in the kde control panel and enter in the font installer tool
- if necessary restart kde

bye

Last edited by pedro77; 10-20-2004 at 04:36 AM.
 
  


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