Re: non-latin1 fonts (Unix)

Subject: Re: non-latin1 fonts (Unix)
From: Vlad Harchev (
Date: Tue Mar 06 2001 - 02:24:05 CST

On Tue, 6 Mar 2001, Tomas Frydrych wrote:

> Incidentally, there is a bug in the handling of the non-latin1 subdirs;
> it only works if your LANG reports the encoding explicitely and the
> fonts are located in a dir named after the encoding, not the locale.
> To illustrate, if my LANG is set to he_IL.ISO-8859-8 (or *.ISO-8859-
> 8) and my fonts are located in ISO-8859-8 subdir, it works.
> However, if my LANG is set to he_IL and my fonts are in he_IL it
> does not work, because the wrapper script adds he_IL to the font
> path, but the font manager only searches for he-IL (note the dash).
> Further, if I set LANG to he-IL, it does not work, because although
> the dirs are set correctly, the encoding mannager reports encoding
> ISO-8859-1. I have looked for the source of this, but I think the
> problem is with some external functions we call.

 You have to set $LANG to he_IL, not to he-IL if you want to omit encoding
part - then EncodingManger will look into /usr/share/locale/locale.alias and
figure that he_IL stands for he_IL.ISO8859-8 (and will report that current
encoding is ISO8859-8).

 It's wrapper script that needs to be fixed to add he-IL rather than he_IL to
fontpath - that's all.
> Tomas

 Best regards,

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