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Old 04-20-2003, 02:51 AM   #1
karagh
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Localization of Slackware 9.0


Sorry for my English.
I have a problem with localization of Slackware 9.0
I want Slackware understands Russian letters.
This is my sequence:
1. vi /etc/rc.d/rc.font
In this file:
setfont koi8r_8x16
for n in 1 2 3 4 5 6; do
echo -ne "\033(K" > /dev/tty$n
done
2. vi /etc/rc.d/rc.keymap
In this file:
loadkeys ru.map
3. chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/rc.keymap
4. vi /etc/profile
In this file:
export LC_ALL=
export LANG=ru_RU.KOI8-R
export LC_MESSAGES=POSIX
5. vi /usr/share/locale/locale/alias
In this file
russian ru
ru ru_RU
ru_RU ru_RU.KOI8-R
6. Now I have russian locale, but letters are NOT Russian - it's abracadabra!!!
I try all .maps with "ru" in /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty
- but there is no effect - only abracadabra.
7. X-Windows: vi /etc//X11/XF86Config
In this file:
...
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/" - on 1st place
...
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "ru"
Option "XkbVariant" "winkeys"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:ctrl_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"
...
But in X (Gnome) I can not write ANY letter! - only rectangles in some fonts and
nothing in other.
8. Then I try TrueType fonts: vi /etc//X11/XF86Config
In this file:
...
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/" -on 1st place
9. cp *.ttf fonts
10. cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF
mkfontdir
mkfontdesc
mkfontscale
11. vi /etc/fonts/fonts.conf
...
<dir>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts</dir>
<dir>/usr/share/fonts</dir>
<dir>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF</dir>
<dir>~/.fonts</dir>
...
12. But now (in Gnome terminal) I have ONLY Russian letters !!! I can not write any Latin letter !
any command !
Where is my mistake ???
Help me please.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 10:24 AM   #2
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Similar problem...
My Gnome doesn't display any cyrillic fonts properly I get the same little squares with digits in them. What can I do about it?
 
Old 11-21-2003, 10:17 PM   #3
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I'm also having the same problem with the digits and squares. I don't know how to configure cyrillic fonts so they display properly in everything.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 01:21 AM   #4
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I got cyrillic fonts to display in everything. All I did was open the font installer in KDE and install all the fonts from my windows fonts directory and voila! All cyrillic fonts display properly now. I should include that I already had cyrillic fonts installed on my windows system so for anyone that doesn't have windows or cyrillic fonts installed, they will obviously have to find them on the web but just install them to your TTF directory in linux and everything should work fine. This is great!
 
Old 11-23-2003, 08:19 AM   #5
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Or download cabextract and webfonts packages from dropline ftp install cabectract package and then webfonts package. Then you can remove cabextract package. Webfonts package contains free MS webfonts including cyrillic.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 08:29 AM   #6
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Follow these instructions in the exact order they're presented and your fonts will come up OK in whatever DE you're using.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 07:33 AM   #7
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Thanks, Azmeen. Excellent instructions and worked great.

Cheers!
 
Old 11-24-2003, 10:21 AM   #8
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I've gotten everything to work except for file names. Does anyone know how to get cyrillic file names to show in the konsole as well as konquerer?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 04:32 PM   #9
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I think you must have support in kernel for cyrillic filenames in console. But try to goole some cyrillic howto.
 
Old 12-26-2003, 09:28 PM   #10
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What kernel would you need to have support for cyrillic filenames? I'm running Slack 9.1 with kernel 2.4.22
 
Old 12-26-2003, 09:55 PM   #11
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I figured out how to do cyrillic filenames. You just have to add Russian as a language in the Country/Region & language area. Sometimes I guess you just have to walk away from something until the answer comes to you.
 
  


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