Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57695
Insufficient cyrillic support: cp1251 screws it all
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I try to see a cp1251-encoded page web page with Konqueror I looks
really crappy (www.izvestia.ru - a major russian newspaper). The reason?
Konqy has very small choice of cp1251 fonts. Particularly, two very crappy
ones. Konqi doesn't do double re-coding like Mozilla and suffers. The
problem is easily fixable with an update to XFree86-cyrillic-fonts. It
already has cronyx fonts in koi8 encoding. Why not add microsoft-cp1251?
They are available too from Debian:
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/x/xfonts-cronyx/ That's they must
be legal if Debian has got them.
Anyway, it's a newer version 2.3.7 than 2.3.1 that Red Hat carries now.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try Konqi on www.izvestia.ru
Again, please update XFree86-cyrillic-fonts rather than reassigning to
bero. The present support of cp1251 had better be removed or updated. ...
and thanks for koi8 support. It's great, just look at
www.nns.ru/chronicle . That's how it's supposed to look like, and it may,
once cp1251 components are updated.
As requested, here is the fresh URL to newest fonts:
Don't be confused this is even newer version 2.3.8 of cyrillic fonts.
You'll find cp1251, koi8, and sources there.
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Last attachement was in koi8r, sorry. Also...
Mike, maybe it's worth pushing this fonts to XFree86.org? Since they are
descendant of what XFree86 using now (read Changelog.en).
Maybe, it't time to get rid of XFree86-KOI8R-1.0 ? It's so confusing to have
cyrillic fonts in two packages.
Well... I have to take everything I said and sent back :(
The problem was found to be in ttfonts-ja-1.0-6. Errata-updated -7 fixes all
What was happening is that hochi-gothic font and co. contained a lot more than
just japanese glyphs. They interfered with normal processing of cyrillic fonts
substituting themselves. In fact, they contained very ugly set of cyrillic
glyphs, with some characters just plain missing. I hope it will never happen
again. Basically I rpm -e --nodeps this package.
Mike, would you reassign this bug to email@example.com for closure.
As a matter of fact. ttfonts-ja-1.1-1 still needs to be fixed.
Please remove all but japanese encodings from it. Non-japanese parts, like
microsoft-cp1251 for cyrillic, are of extremely bad quality with missing
characters all over the place.
We are moving to new packaging in which the XFree86 packages themselves
contain _only_ the fonts shipped with XFree86. All other fonts
shipped in the distribution will be in separate packages from now on,
as it eases maintenance, and allows us to update a font package easily
without having to recompile XFree86 needlessly.
Closing, since 7.3 seems to behave.