Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77263
Cyrillic font/Russian Language support
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:01:29 EST
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Description of problem:
Problems with Russiam language/font/encoding.
UTF8 - is bad.
Problem with mc - impossible to work.
Also problem with "make menuconfig" impossible to compile a kernel because the
text is unreadable.
changing i18n to LANG="en_US.iso885915" works, but how to make back koi8-r
support? copying file i18n doesn't helped :((( The situation became badder.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install with Russian language support.
2. Use mc(midnight commander) of make menuconfig
Actual Results: No proper support for Russian Language, I use do downgrade back
Also I am not support you decision about xmms mp3 support I have to install
Expected Results: To see normal Russian letters support and to see the Linux I
haven't seem before. Yeah, you ad was at time I haven't seen so many problems
since RedHat 5.1.
no additional information me only an advice to make choose during installation
of RH8.1 if it follows what charset to use koi8-r or UTF8.
While I have to agree about bad support of Russian in both console and X, it is
still possible to configure. This is what I do have in my /etc/sysconfig/i18n:
And here is the content of my /etc/sysconfig/keyboard:
I am still fighting with several problems in console, but in X everything works
fine. I had to move away from gnome-terminal and konsole, though to the
plain-old-bug-free (grin) xterm. This is how I start xterm:
LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.UTF-8 xterm -fn
'-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--20-200-75-75-C-100-ISO10646-1' -bg black -fg green
Midnight Commander does not understand utf-8, but at least it uses
pseudo-graphics properly. There are also few other problems with unicode,
specifically for me - icq and irc.
As to the question of mp3 support, I support Redhat. Those, who miss the
functionality, can get it back easily by installing xmms/mpg123 from
http://freshrpms.net . Those RPMs are specifically built for latest versions of
RedHat and DO work. Try them.
There have been a lot of UTF-8 improvements. Not sure if the original
report actually is a bug or bad configuration, but closing RAWHIDE.