Red Hat Bugzilla – Full Text Bug Listing
|Summary:||RFE: Use edict koi8-r fonts instead of cronyx|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||gdejager|
|Component:||XFree86||Assignee:||Mike A. Harris <mharris>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.2||CC:||aleksey, d.yu.bolkhovityanov, olleg|
|Target Milestone:||---||Keywords:||FutureFeature, MoveUpstream|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2003-05-14 09:38:26 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description gdejager 2000-04-24 13:59:36 EDT
It's not bug, only advace. Use edict koi8-r fonts instead of cronyx. Edict font very much better.
Comment 1 Anonymous 2000-04-25 13:40:59 EDT
Yes, I strongly advice you to do so.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2000-12-05 02:50:11 EST
Is this an addon available somewhere or part of the X distribution. I am not familiar with other charsets.
Comment 3 Olleg 2000-12-06 05:47:16 EST
ftp://ftp.avalon.ru/Linux/SoftWare/edict-fonts/edict-fonts-0.1-1.i386.rpm ftp://ftp.avalon.ru/Linux/SoftWare/edict-fonts/edict-fonts-0.1-1.src.rpm ftp://ftp.phtd.tpu.edu.ru/pub/linux/russian/edict-fonts-0.2-1.i386.rpm This rpms must be checked befor adding to RedHat. For instance i386 must be changed to noarch.
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-12 01:58:12 EST
Ok, I will check this out sometime and perhaps add it. Might not be right away though, lots of critical stuff to do..
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2001-07-16 03:04:38 EDT
Deferred for future consideration.
Comment 6 Aleksey Nogin 2002-05-02 10:39:16 EDT
I am not familiar with edict fonts, but yes, if would be nice to have better cyrillic fonts. Is it time yet for this bug to wake up from its "Deferred" status?
Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2002-07-18 23:11:39 EDT
I don't have time to investigate this currently. Please don't change the state of bugs from DEFERRED, as it doesn't change the speed at which things get looked at. I go through deferred bugs and RFE's when I have the time to spare to look at them, and then try to implement/fix or resolve the issues when time permits. Re-deferring something all the time just wastes time. I will investigate adding these fonts in the future, but doing so is a very low priority compared to much more critical bug fixes and whatnot that occurs during the development cycle. In addition to this, the fonts copyrights must be investigated as well to have a reasonable belief that they are indeed free to redistribute, and not based on non-redistributable fonts produced by commercial foundries. Many foreign fonts have turned up which violate commercial copyrights, so fonts are an area where much consideration must be made.
Comment 8 Aleksey Nogin 2002-07-21 17:59:23 EDT
The links sent by email@example.com seem to be outdated, here are some fresh ones: http://xtalk.msk.su/linux/edict.fonts.tar.gz http://xtalk.msk.su/linux/edict.fonts-bdf.tar.gz Another alternative cyrillic fonts package I bumped into (I have no idea if it's any good): http://www.inp.nsk.su/~bolkhov/files/fonts/cyr-rfx/00index.en.html
Comment 9 Dmitry Bolkhovityanov 2002-07-21 23:54:26 EDT
Dear sirs! Since 7.0 RHL already includes CYR-RFX (with all russian/ukrainian/byelorussian present) as fonts-KOI8-R*.rpm. These are installed by default when one of above mentioned languages selected, and are used in Anaconda. These fonts are "cyrillized" versions of standard X fonts, so they are 100% compatible. AFAIK, Cronyx fonts aren't used at all, except by some old proggies which specifically request "-cronyx-*". Currently Leon Kantor have reached an agreement with Markus Kuhn (XFree86 bdf-fonts maintainer) that CYR-RFX fonts will be included into upcoming XFree86-4.3's iso10646-1 fonts. BTW, Mike: I've heard that a similar discussion is going in bug#68531, but I "do not have the permissions necessary to see bug 68531". May I ask for such a permission? Sincerely yours, Dmitry Bolkhovityanov, CYR-RFX author
Comment 10 Aleksey Nogin 2002-07-22 11:23:34 EDT
According to Boris Tobotras (boris "at" xtalk.kru.to) the author of the edict font package is Edward Televinov from Tver. Edward gave Boris permissions for unlimited distribution of the package, although Boris is not sure whether somebody else (e.g. Adobe) has copyright on the "ASCII" section of the fonts. I will try to contact Edward (BTW, a Russian nickname from "Edward" is "Edic" and "edict" in the package name apparently comes from "Edic Televinov) and get some additional information from him.
Comment 11 Aleksey Nogin 2002-07-25 21:25:01 EDT
Edward Televinov (edict at edictsoft.msk.ru) confirms that he is the creator of the package and would be happy to see them included in Red Hat distribution. As I understood him (I've asked for clarifications) the initial fonts were created by adding Cyrillics symbols to adobe iso-8859-1 fonts included in some version of Solaris.
Comment 12 Aleksey Nogin 2003-05-14 07:51:10 EDT
Now that XFree86 has its own Bugzilla (http://bugs.xfree86.org/), this bug should probably be filed there instead (if anybody still cares about it).
Comment 13 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-14 09:38:26 EDT
I agree. Please feel free to file it upstream, if you would like the fonts in XFree86 updated to these. I'm closing this as WONTFIX for now, as I don't intend on updating our own font packages with these.