Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12223
Bad ISO-8859-2 font in graphics installer
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:32:10 EDT
The ISO-8859-2 font which is used in the graphics installation is really
bad. The metrics is incorrect and the resolution for large letters are in
very low resolution. Also fixed font for screen with 'fdisk' is 8859-1
instead of 8859-2 (fdisk use locale and correct translations).
I forgot - easy test is to pick up Czech language (we use 8859-2 font and we
have all translations for 6.2 incl. help texts). Fdisk is also localized and
correct word in the left upper corner should look like 'Prikaz' instead of
'Poikaz' (with punctuation above 'r').
This also happens when selecting "Slovenian" language. The fonts are too big,
they are bold etc. If I hit BACK and select "English" then it doesn't switch
back to the original font, but leaves the ugly one.
verified czech fdisk bug (appears Poikaz) using beta1 ...
additionally, (cdrom install) selecting czech, romanian in GUI mode in beta3
causes a machine reboot (didn't in beta1) ...
Hungarian help text in GUI mode is mangled ...
The font for help are OK in beta4 (Czech lang tested). There is still bad fixed
font (ie. non-ISO-8859-2) at least for Czech language in 'fdisk' screen. I mean
the screen where fdisk is running and where is input/output for fdisk command.
Machine did not reboot when Czech language is selected.
The bad font are here again. When selecting Czech language, ISO-8859-2 fonts are
ugly and big. This affect the help texts and the menu too.
The fixed font for 'fdisk' in GUI is still 8859-1 instead of 8859-2 as other
fonts are when doing graphical installation in Czech language.
pinstripe , GUI , Slovene language , still bad fonts.
The font in the online help is big and "pixelized".
The font for the rest of screen looks like bold.
The proportional 8859-2 fonts (help & labels) are ok in RC1 (aren't bold and aren't ugly).
There is bad fixed font (ie 8859-1 instead of 8859-2) in the fdisk screen still. Fdisk is localized and thus the printed texts are almost unreadable. See
the report above ("Poikaz" issue).
In RC1 GUI install.
In serbian language the font is still bad.
( "low resolution" or "mosaic" effect in the on-line
help font, the rest of the screen uses some bold font,
which is missing some serbian characters, I guess latin2
should be used, but is not )
If I go back and select slovenian language, the the help font
is set OK, but rest is still using that bold font.
if you can give me the filenames of the fonts that should be used, I'll include
them on the CD.
Closing due to inactivity.
Rising from the grave ....
On Wolverine CD GUI install
I did this :
Select Slovenian language, NEXT
The font used for the online help is bad.
The bigger letters ( Chapter title ) are blocky, like if they
were rendered in 320x200. The smaller letters seem to be squashed
horizontally, but only a little bit, maybe I'm just seeing things :-)
The font used for the rest of the screen is bold.
Go BACK, select English, NEXT.
The help text is now OK, but the rest is still bold.
BACK , Russian , NEXT
All text is cyrillic and appears ( to me ) as OK.
BACK , english , NEXT
All text is OK, 10 points to me !
should be fixed in RC2.
The ugly font are again here. Seawolf has them too. The problem is that image on
the first disk for installer doesn't contain ISO-8859-2 fonts (ie latin2).
package with 8859-2 font should be added to the script which generate image for
the installer. Also XF86Config generation should be modified to contain patch
for these fonts.
Also try to select Czech (ISO-8859-2 language) language on the first screen, go
forward, then back, choose Englich (Anglicky) and go forward. Anaconda did not
change fonts to the ISO-8859-1 family.
Please fix as this cause very ugly look of Anaconda installtion process.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 27072 ***
Oh sorry, I filled up dependency between bugs. This one is related to anaconda
and #27072 is related to the XFree86 package.
Great. fdisk has 8859-2 font in GUI. This is good.
Hope for fixing the rest (proper 8859-2 fonts in help screen).
(this is actually a different bug than 12223.)
should be fixed for beta2, as long as the XFree86 package has the fonts there
for us to use.