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.