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Bug#700500: a CyrEo fontset, please?

On Thu, Aug 07, 2014 at 01:48:43PM +0000, Ivan Shmakov wrote:
> 	… However, these fontsets come at the price of the reduced color
> 	capability for the text terminals.

This doesn't happen when framebuffer is used.  With modern kernels 
framebuffer is more or less a requirement.

>  > 2. Small fontsets (256 glyphs) are for one language only.
> 	That’s hardly the case; for instance, how do you explain that
> 	the CyrSlav fontset includes ñ?  Is it used in any languages
> 	that rely on the Cyrillic script?

No, the letter ñ is not included in the CyrSlav fontset.  The symbols 
from the file useful.set are included in the generated fonts by the 
bdf2psf utility only when there are free positions.  The letter ñ is 
listed number 109 in this file.
>  > Users who need multilingual support should use Uni1, Uni2 or Uni3.
> 	FWIW, I’d gladly accept a facility allowing the user to use
> 	custom fontsets for a fix to this issue.

Yes, custom fontsets are supported.  One only has to put the 
corresponding font in /usr/share/consolefonts and use an instruction 
like FONT=CyrEo-Terminus16.psf.gz in /etc/default/console-setup.

Anton Zinoviev

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