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Re: Debian Euro HOWTO (new document)

#include <hallo.h>
Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote on Mon Oct 29, 2001 um 03:21:38AM:
> Just today I have written an "Debian and Euro HOWTO" in order
> to summarise some of the ideas that have been around in the mailing
> lists for quite some time and have become some of a FAQ.

Oh, I see you did reuse some code from my mini-Howto. I made some small
improvements, see the patch in the attachment. You probably want to
improve my bad english ;)

Eduard aka Zomb.
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AddType	text/html;charset=ISO-8859-15	html
--- debian-euro-howto.sgml.orig	Mon Oct 29 22:21:01 2001
+++ debian-euro-howto.sgml	Mon Oct 29 22:53:07 2001
@@ -192,6 +192,7 @@
 $ cp es.kmap.gz es-euro.kmap.gz
 $ gzip -d es-euro.kmap.gz
 $ echo "include \"euro\"" >>es-euro.kmap
+$ echo "altgr keycode  46 = cent" >>es-euro.kmap
 $ gzip es-euro.kmap
 $ kbdconfig
@@ -252,7 +253,7 @@
 or Debian potato (2.2), which uses Xfree 3.3.6,
 you only need to have it properly
 configured to a language in the euro zone, then inputting the euro
-symbol should work correctly (if not please file a bug). If you
+symbol should work correctly (if not please file a bug). NOTE: the locales setting must be done before Xsession starts, so make sure that your configuration is loaded properly before executing <tt>startx</tt>. If you
 are using versios prior to Debian potato (2.2),
 the language definition might not be properly defined. If an upgrade is not
 possible, you can change your definition with:
@@ -331,7 +332,11 @@
 <chapt>Euro support in applications
-<p>FIXME: Text needed
+<p>Now, we are commint to the most complicated part: the configuration of
+various software components. Basicaly, you have two possible ways: change to
+Unicode (UTF8), which may solve some problems in the future. Unfortunately it
+may break with <tt>many</tt> applications today. Better and more compatible is
+just switching to another charset: ISO-8859-15.
 <sect>Why talk about applications?
 <p>Even if you have the euro symbol working correctly (you can input
@@ -340,6 +345,7 @@
 in graphic applications which might use their own fonts and might,
 therefore, be unable to represent the euro symbol (even if you input
 it correctly) because they do not have an internal representation for it.
+<p>Hint: you could make your life easier when you run a font selector program like <tt>gtkfontsel</tt> (Package: gtkfontsel) and you set the mask of visible fonts to ISO-8859-15.
 <p>You can change the Xterm default font by changing either the users'
@@ -383,9 +389,14 @@
-<p>FIXME: Text needed
+<sect>Gtk and GNOME
+<p>Gnome application do mostly support another charset without problems.
+Depending on your local configuration, you probably would have to change the
+default font. Please start (in Gnome) the Control Center and choose a font with
+<tt>iso8859-15</tt> encoding. If you don't have gnomecc installed, you could
+make this setting manually, creating an customised gtkrc file in your home
+directory. Or in somewhere /etc/gtkrc for systemwide settings.
 style "user-font"
@@ -419,6 +430,15 @@
 <p>FIXME: What about the cent? Is it provided in tetex-eurosym?
+<p>Yes, you should modify your webserver settings if you want to present some
+sites with a non-ISO8859-1 charset, unless you want your users to change their
+charset manually each time. Following settings for Apache (eg. put into an <tt>.htaccess</tt> file) tells the browsers the charset they have to use:
+AddType	text/html;charset=ISO-8859-15	html
 <sect>Applications that do support the euro character
 <p>FIXME: Text needed
@@ -432,7 +452,6 @@
 <p>The following applications (and version) have been reported
 <em>not</em> to work with the euro character:
-<item>Netscape 4.7
 <item>LyX 1.1.6fix2
@@ -456,10 +475,8 @@
 previous XX_XX@ISO-...
 <p>In order for this to work, however, the administrator has to 
-edit the <file>/etc/locale.alias</file> and uncomment the files needed
-for the users' locale. Mainly the XX_XX.ISO-8859-15 lines and the
-XX_XX@euro lines and run <tt>locale-gen</tt>. This should create
+edit the <file>/etc/locale.alias</file>, insert the locales definitions there and run <tt>locale-gen</tt>. The easiest way to make this modifications is to call
+<tt>dpkg-reconfigure locales</tt>. Choose your locale in the version with an @euro appended.
 <p>This is not needed
 in Debian 2.2 since the locales are not commented but, in any case,
@@ -553,6 +570,9 @@
 <item><url id="http://melkor.dnp.fmph.uniba.sk/~garabik/debian-utf8/HOWTO"; name="UTF-8 in Debian">
 <!-- This document should be checked and merged with the previous one, and
 included in the DDP  (jfs) -->
+<url id="http://www.rano.org/mutt.html"; name="Unicode Mutt">
@@ -569,7 +589,7 @@
 <item>Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo, who showed up some very good insights on May 9th on the debian-users-spanish mailing list regarding this issue.
 <item>Ionel Mugurel who did an extensive explanation on the euro issues 
 on 14th September 2000 on the debian-i18n mailing list.
-<item>Zomb, the writer of the <url id="http://channel.debian.de/faq/DebianDE-18.html"; name="DE-Debian-HOWTO">. FIXME: Add his real name.
+<item>Eduard Bloch, the writer of the <url id="http://channel.debian.de/faq/"; name="DE-Debian-HOWTO"> and various contributors from the #debian.de channel.

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