Bug 222549 - no support for greek on the console
no support for greek on the console
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-language (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Liang Zhang
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Blocks: FC7Target
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Reported: 2007-01-13 17:42 EST by Stephanos Manos
Modified: 2015-04-06 23:06 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.2.2-1.fc8
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Last Closed: 2007-06-26 01:44:07 EDT
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Fix for the font problem in locale-list (545 bytes, text/plain)
2007-01-13 17:42 EST, Stephanos Manos
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Description Stephanos Manos 2007-01-13 17:42:25 EST
Description of problem:
When changing the system language to Greek then on the console the Greek
characters are displayed as blocks.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Change the system language to Greek
2.Change to a vt
3.login in and do ls -l

Actual results:
Where the dates should be displayed you will se blocks

Expected results:
The dates displayed in Greek

Additional info:
Changing the SYSFONT (in /etc/sysconfig/i18n) from latarcyrheb-sun16 to
iso07u-16 fixes the display problem.

Doing the same substitution in /usr/share/system-config-language/locale-list
prior to calling system-config-language does not produce the problem

Attached is a patch that fixes the problem
Comment 1 Stephanos Manos 2007-01-13 17:42:25 EST
Created attachment 145535 [details]
Fix for the font problem in locale-list
Comment 2 Stephanos Manos 2007-02-25 12:29:59 EST
Changing version to devel since it's present there also
Comment 3 Stephanos Manos 2007-03-29 15:08:41 EDT
Comment 4 Simos Xenitellis 2007-03-29 20:58:03 EDT
I fully support this patch. Please commit.

The patch is trivial; it sets an appropriate console font that supports the
Greek language. The default console font does not support the Greek language.
Comment 5 Dimitris Glezos 2007-04-04 09:54:41 EDT
We need this by Fedora 7.
Comment 6 Liang Zhang 2007-06-18 05:13:14 EDT
I fixed it in system-config-language-1.2.1-1.fc8.
Thanks a lot.
Comment 7 Nikos Charonitakis 2007-07-02 13:36:35 EDT
On Fedora 7:

this is my /etc/sysconfig/i18n

i ve installed from livecd and then i selected Greek (from GUI) for system Language.
This brings us back to the same problem?
Comment 8 Liang Zhang 2007-07-02 22:04:59 EDT
System-config-language-1.2.1-1.fc8 fixed this bug, it is the package of F8, not F7.
Comment 9 Liang Zhang 2007-07-02 22:05:37 EDT
System-config-language-1.2.2-1.fc8 fixed this bug, it is the package of F8, not F7.
Comment 10 Stephanos Manos 2007-07-03 11:19:46 EDT
Could this fix be done also in F7 and FC6 since the bug is present there?
Comment 11 Simos Xenitellis 2007-07-03 11:59:28 EDT
As far as I understand, there will be no packages updates for this for Fedora
versions up to F7, as this is not a security fix but an feature enhancement.

Since F6 and F7 have been released already, the officially distributed ISOs will
not get updated (they do not get updated).

For existing users of F6 and F7 we can provide instructions on how to apply the
change manually, or create an updated package that we can host on a local
repository. We then ask users to add that repository in their system and the
update will take place automatically through the system.

To verify that F8 really works on this, we can try a beta once it becomes available.

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