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Old 08-05-2004, 04:47 AM   #1
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Angry Slackware cyrillic fonts console problem

Hi all,

I've searched for weeks now trying to find a solution to my problem, but I'm either looking in the wrong places or just being unlucky

Me and my wife share an IBM Thinkpad T40 setup with Slackware 10, kernel 2.4.26, Dropline Gnome.

My wife needs to use a bulgarian phonetic keyboard in order to edit html files in cyrillic, I've setup DL to support both the Italian and Bulgarian keyboard layouts and I can use both carsets in GNOME without any problems.

However, when I try to use the Bulgarian layout in a terminal session (being gnome-terminal or even in the actual console) no character is displayed on the screen, moreover all html files edited and displayed correctly in GNOME when cat-ted in the console seem to only contain unrecognizable chars, the same happens when I upload them to the web server and try to display them remotely.

I figured that setting the kbd layouts in GNOME only works for the desktop environment and that it probably writes cyrillic in some non-standard fashion, so I switched my attention to setting up the Slackware console to use cyrillic.

I re-installed from scratch and selected the bulgarian keymap and the Cyrillic fontset, additionally I've setup to load the nls_cp1251 and nls_koi8-r modules automatically but I don't seem to be able to display the charset correctly, I've tried a variety of fonts but still no joy.

I also tried changing the console resolution at boot time giving the kernel a vga=normal parameter but it doesn't seem to have any effect.

Does anyone know of a procedure that actually works? Or at least a way to encode html files correctly so that they are properly displayed on the web server?

thank you all in advance,



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