Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52772
urw fonts do not provide cyrillic characters
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:41 EDT
Description of Problem:
There are no cyrillic glyphs in /usr/share/eel/fonts/*.pfb
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How Reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. export LANG=ru_RU.koi8r
2. switchdesk gnome
All nautilus messages will be shown as "????", see screenshot
cyrillic characters must be in place of "???"
There were no cyrillic fonts with acceptable licence, but currenly there
are such fonts. The coordinator of Russian GNOME team Valek Filippov
firstname.lastname@example.org has added cyrillic glyphs to GPL URW fonts, using GPL software
pfaedit by George Williams (read
ftp://ftp.gnome.ru/fonts/urw/tarballs/README). Nothing was changed in
Latin1 and Latin2 part of these fonts. Font files have the same names. So,
if you download tarball
ftp://ftp.gnome.ru/fonts/urw/tarballs/urw-fonts-1.0.tar.bz2, find files
with the same names like in /usr/share/eel/fonts and copy them over
"native" eel fonts, everything will be OK with Russian nautilus desktop and
for shure nothing bad will happen for other languages. It will also make
very happy Ukrainians, Bulgarians, Byelorussians, Serbs and other people
who use koi8-*, iso8859-5 and microsoft-cp1251 encodings.
Created attachment 29994 [details]
broken gnome desktop after default install
Created attachment 30015 [details]
gnome desktop with fonts from ftp.gnome.ru in /usr/share/eel/fonts
Should be working in eel-1.0.1-19, we should consider this for the urw-fonts
package too. I'm removing the shouldfix and changing the component to urw-fonts.
added new fonts from here to urw-fonts-2.0-13.