Bug 59018 - Cups doesn't have support for koi8-u and koi8-r encodings
Cups doesn't have support for koi8-u and koi8-r encodings
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: cups (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2002-01-29 08:50 EST by Leonid Kanter
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-25 15:22:26 EDT
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patch that adds support for koi8-r, koi8-u and iso8859-8 (34.70 KB, patch)
2002-01-29 08:51 EST, Leonid Kanter
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Description Leonid Kanter 2002-01-29 08:50:20 EST
Description of Problem:

Current cups doesn't have include support for koi8-r and koi8-u encodings that
are being used for Russian and Ukrainian in Red Hat Linux. There is a patch that
adds support for koi8-r, koi8-u and also Hebrew (iso8859-8) encodings.
Comment 1 Leonid Kanter 2002-01-29 08:51:43 EST
Created attachment 43896 [details]
patch that adds support for koi8-r, koi8-u and iso8859-8
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-01-29 09:34:33 EST
Patch added in 1.1.13-1, please let me know if it works.
Comment 3 Leonid Kanter 2002-01-30 09:56:08 EST
Hmm, I forgot that this patch is not enough. The problem is that fonts in 
/usr/share/cups/fonts/ are without cyrillic glyphs and CUPS understand pfa
format. Fonts in /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1 have all necessary cyrillic
glyphs, but they are in pfb. There are two ways to solve the problem:

1. Convert latest urw-fonts to pfa using t1ascii utility, rename to filenames
expected by CUPS and place in /usr/share/cups/fonts/. Uses much more space than
second way. 

2. Add pfb support to cups, remove fonts from /usr/share/cups/fonts/ and create
symlinks from there to /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1 like this:
/usr/share/cups/fonts/AvantGarde-Book ->
/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/a010013l.pfb and so on.

Which way would be preferable for Red Hat package? Both are verified.
Comment 4 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-01-31 07:03:14 EST
cups pstoraster will go away in the next release, maintaining it in 
ghostscript makes more sense.
Comment 5 Leonid Kanter 2002-02-01 09:53:53 EST
koi8-r and koi8-u support appeared yesterday in cups-1.1.13.
Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2002-10-07 16:53:52 EDT
So this is fixed in 1.1.15?

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