Re: [Kind of OT] Why's this look like gibberish to me?
Chris Bannister <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Interesting, I have:
> and in /etc/console-tools/config
> With that setup, Dotan Cohen's line looks like solid black squares
> separated by dashes.
You mean this is happening on the Linux console, right?
Your LANG setting is fine, but the "lat0-sun16" console font doesn't
contain any Hebrew characters, so that's why you're getting solid
black squares (indicating "no character available") separated by
dashes. You can load a Hebrew font on the current console:
consolechars -f iso08.f16.psf.gz
and Dotan's list should show up fine, but then accented latin
characters won't be available.
I think without special support, the Linux console handles only 256
characters at once (or 512 if you're willing to give up bold text).
You can use the "dynafont" package, which uses dynamic font loading
tricks to allow displaying text that requires more code space than
that. It comes with a font that includes about 7900 glyphs and does
pretty well if you don't care about Asian language support.
Kevin Buhr <email@example.com>