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Re: bdf fonts

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: bdf fonts
Date: 26 Jan 2004 19:24:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

Ognyan Kulev <> writes:

> Dmitry V. Zhulanov wrote:
> >     After success buld hurd and gnumach, I would like to install
> > russian font and encodings.  Debian doesn't have console-tools package.
> > I have no idea how I can setup russian.
> New console[1] uses Unicode font.  I browsed cyrillic pages with lynx,
> but unfortunately there were some problems.  cat(1) worked fine though
> :-)
> [1]

AFAIK you need to build the programs to use utf-8 (or whatever you
use) and set the right locale.

> Another problem is that cyrillic input method is missing.  There were
> some efforts for using XKB files, but I don't remember the status of
> this work.

Well, I was working on this (about a year ago).  I just need to
continue my work.  I have to update it so the updated XFree 4.3 syntax
will be supported and clean it up.  I will send a mail to bug-hurd
when I have a version that works good enough for an end user to use.


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