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Old 04-30-2004, 10:35 AM   #1
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Question Making Red Hat 9 understand Greek


Is there a way to make Red Hat 9 understand Greek. I have no problems viewing pdf files, but I cannot write in greek with Open Office and Ximian.


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Old 04-30-2004, 10:43 AM   #2
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http://el.openoffice.org/
Install greek open office and that should help you type in greek as I assume it comes with greek fonts and everything (although I have never used it).
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Old 06-03-2004, 05:08 AM   #3
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does anyone know any simpier way to make RH9 and Openoffice support greek????


Openoffice is pre-installed in RH9, so, re-installing it is .... not worth it (dont forget you have to download it first -dialup users)
 
Old 08-26-2004, 06:12 AM   #4
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can you help out with greek?

Hi

I bupmed into your post and I would be gratfull if you could help me! I also have redhat 9 and I am trying to view pdf and ps files in greek and it seems that I cannot do it! Can you plz help me out here because I have to write a papaer in greek and I am running out of time

if you can plz reply to this pos or mail me asap

Thanx a lot re
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Old 08-26-2004, 12:33 PM   #5
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I guess you haven't installed Greek at all.
Have you checked the /etc/XF86Config file for the section "InputDevice" to contain the lines:
Option "XkbLayout" "us,el"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
 
Old 08-26-2004, 03:28 PM   #6
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Hello Guys.

Are there any more of us (Greeks) here.

Και δείτε και το site μου:
clubs.pathfinder.gr/LinuxOS
 
Old 08-26-2004, 03:32 PM   #7
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Thanx for replying!

I have installed greek and when it comes to the input device of the file XF86Config the stuff you mentioned are there! So probably there something else I'm doing wrong. I downloaded a pdf file writen in greek from a friend of mine and I was able to read it using acroread. But when it comes to the greek pdf files I generate from lyx the result is ununderstandable symbols! I am convinced that ther is something going on with fonts....
Any more suggestions? I really appreciate your help
Thanx again
axelman
 
Old 08-26-2004, 03:50 PM   #8
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Have you installed any TTF fonts which include greek characters?
I've taken all ttf files from the 'fonts' folder of windows and put them in my linux box...

Αντε και πείτε μας νεότερα...
 
Old 08-27-2004, 12:56 AM   #9
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hi aagain

Is there any chance that you can guide me on how to do that because I am a bit new in these stuff and I am afraid I will mess up things? Can you send me any instructions?

Δεν ξέρω πως να σε ευχαριστήσω
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Old 08-27-2004, 02:15 AM   #10
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Another thing I just realized!

I have downloaded a pdf file (written by a friend of mine in greek). I opend it in ghostscript and in acroread and I was able to see it! The problem is when I am writing something in greek in lix and I export in pdf or ps formats. I don't know if this helps...

thanx again
axelmang
 
Old 08-27-2004, 02:17 AM   #11
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Quote:
when I am writing something in greek in lix
I mean lyx

axelmang
 
Old 08-27-2004, 05:19 AM   #12
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The easiest way is to make a search for *.ttf files in your linux box. You should probably have a folder named /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF (or sth like that). You could try to copy all the ttf files from windows to that folder. Afterwards, type 'fc-cache' from a console which will make a reindexing of the system's font folders and find the new fonts.

Last edited by or1onas; 08-27-2004 at 05:20 AM.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 06:52 AM   #13
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I did what you said (copied from windows all ttf files to the dir and run fc-cache but still I get the same stuff. No progresshas been made. ghostscript and acroread still show the same.
Any more suggestions?
axelmang

PS I really think that it has something to do with ghostscript fonts and not system fonts
 
Old 08-27-2004, 06:54 AM   #14
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if it helps here is the output of the command fc-cache -v

Code:
[axelman@localhost axelman]$ fc-cache -v
fc-cache: "/usr/share/fonts": skipping, 0 fonts, 3 dirs
fc-cache: "/usr/share/fonts/default": skipping, 0 fonts, 2 dirs
fc-cache: "/usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript": skipping, 8 fonts, 0 dirs
fc-cache: "/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1": skipping, 35 fonts, 0 dirs
fc-cache: "/usr/share/fonts/bitmap-fonts": skipping, 32 fonts, 0 dirs
fc-cache: "/usr/share/fonts/afms": skipping, 0 fonts, 1 dirs
fc-cache: "/usr/share/fonts/afms/adobe": skipping, 0 fonts, 0 dirs
fc-cache: "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1": skipping, 29 fonts, 0 dirs
fc-cache: "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/OTF": skipping, 0 fonts, 0 dirs
fc-cache: "/home/axelman/.fonts": no such directory, skipping
fc-cache: succeeded
 
Old 08-27-2004, 07:03 AM   #15
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I d/l lyx too and saw the problem myself....When i switch to greek, it types nothing. The cursor just stays there..
My guess is it's probably something related to the specific application, so i guess you should look it the lyx's website in case there's any more info...
I'll check it out a bit later and if i find anything i'll let you know..
 
  


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