Bug#700500: a CyrEo fontset, please?
>>>>> Anton Zinoviev <email@example.com> writes:
>>>>> 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.
Does that mean /dev/fb*, or rather the “kernel mode setting”
The last time I’ve checked, – it wasn’t the case for KMS-enabled
text VTs. I wasn’t following this closely, though.
> With modern kernels framebuffer is more or less a requirement.
With xserver-xorg-video-vesa, – it surely isn’t.
Unfortunately, “native” X video drivers are simply not supported
for my hardware on Debian. (Unless, of course, one considers
firmware-linux-nonfree to be part of Debian, which it’s /not./)
>>> 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.
I stand corrected.
>>> 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.
That doesn’t seem like “supported” to me, as:
• /usr is generally reserved for dpkg-maintained files; the
“custom” ones belong to /usr/local instead;
• by “custom fontsets support” I mean, specifically, that the
user is provided a tool which locates user’s own fontsets
(either in /etc/console-setup or somewhere under /usr/local,
or perhaps passed via the command line) and generates the
respective font files; alas, I don’t seem to see any such tool
provided by either console-setup, console-setup-linux, or kbd
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