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Re: Euro sign [was: Re: xkb-data with support for Mac keyboards into unstable]


On  29 Sep, this message from Helge Kreutzmann echoed through cyberspace:
> Hello Wolfgang,
> On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 05:09:04PM +0200, Wolfgang Pfeiffer wrote:
>> On X (that is KDE/KDM), according to the KDE control-center, 
>>  General:		Arial 9 (numbers here and following mean "size")
>>  Fixed width:		Monospace 9
>>  Toolbar:		Arial 9
>>  Menu:			Arial 9
>>  Window Title:		Sans Serif 9	       
>>  Taskbar:		Arial 9
>>  Desktop:		Arial 9
>> Please let me know if you need more details (Font packages installed,
>> etc ..)
> First I'd like to know if you can see it in an xterm. I can perfectly
> fine see it in openoffice or gvim, but not in xterm or vim. It works
> in uxterm, though :-)). If it works in your xterm, can you post the
> results of 
> appres XTerm | grep font

A long time ago, without Gnome, for xterm, you needed fonts that include
the Euro glyph. Those are iso-8859-15 fonts, which xterm (at least for
me...) didn't use by default.

Some time ago (2 years?), I did sone work to "Euro-enable" my Unix
systems. One task was to change the xterm fonts through Xdefaults
mechanism, replacing the default fonts with their Euro-enabled
counterparts. You also need the xfonts-*-transcoded font packages
installed, those provide the fonts different from iso8859-1.

I also now checked on my current systems, and though Gnome does the Euro
by default, xterm does not. My old xresources configuration is hidden on
some backup tape, so not that readily available. Let me know if you
really need it.

A good idea is also to run a Euro-enabled locale. My /etc/environment


On another system, I run:


Also have a look at the Debian Euro-Howto:





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