Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 11019
RFE: Use edict koi8-r fonts instead of cronyx
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:31:24 EDT
It's not bug, only advace. Use edict koi8-r fonts instead of cronyx. Edict
font very much better.
Yes, I strongly advice you to do so.
Is this an addon available somewhere or part of the X distribution.
I am not familiar with other charsets.
This rpms must be checked befor adding to RedHat. For instance i386 must be
changed to noarch.
Ok, I will check this out sometime and perhaps add it. Might not be right
away though, lots of critical stuff to do..
Deferred for future consideration.
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?
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.
The links sent by email@example.com seem to be outdated, here are some
Another alternative cyrillic fonts package I bumped into (I have no idea if it's
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
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
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.
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
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).
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.