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Bug 77263 - Cyrillic font/Russian Language support
Summary: Cyrillic font/Russian Language support
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mc
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Whiteboard: triage|leonardjo|closed|rawhide
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-04 14:31 UTC by Pasha
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:01 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 4.6.1-0.8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-10-26 16:43:53 UTC

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Description Pasha 2002-11-04 14:31:16 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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
to RH7.3.
Also I am not support you decision about xmms mp3 support I have to install
RH7.3 again. 

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.

Additional info:

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.

Comment 1 Leonid Mamtchenkov 2002-11-04 15:58:01 UTC
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 .  Those RPMs are specifically built for latest versions of
RedHat and DO work.  Try them.

Comment 2 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-10-26 16:41:48 UTC
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.

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