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Re: Koi8-r font problems

It may be related to the value of you LANG and LC_CTYPE environment
variables.  The koi8-r characters may not be visible in you current


On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 11:20:22PM +0100, Berteun Damman wrote:
> Excuse me for not writing Russian, but my Russian is as yet not good 
> enough to describe my problem, but I think this is the best list to get 
> an answer though.
> I'm learning Russian and I've installed the Mueller dictionary in dict 
> format. This file is koi8-r encoded so I made xfstt generate koi8-r 
> fontmappings for my true type fonts.
> Still, if I select a font and set the character to koi8-r, kdict won't 
> display the russian characters. It even seems dat Kdict converts them 
> to NULL-characters.
> In general KDE application do not seem to understand koi8-r with the 
> exception of Konqueror. Other applications do seem to work, I can start 
> a xterm with: 
> xterm -fn '-ttf-courier new-medium-r-normal-regular-0-0-0-0-m-0-koi8-r' 
> and the koi8-r encoded text appears as Russian; for example the output 
> generated by dict.
> So I suspect this is some KDE related problem, but I can't find the 
> cause. Any help would be appreciated, but I am unable to read Russian 
> good enough to make sense of Russian HOWTO's, so could answers be in 
> English?
> Berteun
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