Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 222549
no support for greek on the console
Last modified: 2015-04-06 23:06:47 EDT
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Change the system language to Greek
2.Change to a vt
3.login in and do ls -l
Where the dates should be displayed you will se blocks
The dates displayed in Greek
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
Created attachment 145535 [details]
Fix for the font problem in locale-list
Changing version to devel since it's present there also
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.
We need this by Fedora 7.
I fixed it in system-config-language-1.2.1-1.fc8.
Thanks a lot.
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?
System-config-language-1.2.1-1.fc8 fixed this bug, it is the package of F8, not F7.
System-config-language-1.2.2-1.fc8 fixed this bug, it is the package of F8, not F7.
Could this fix be done also in F7 and FC6 since the bug is present there?
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.