Re: help using russian fonts ...

From: Martin Sevior (
Date: Tue Sep 09 2003 - 03:28:08 EDT

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    On Tue, 2003-09-09 at 13:27, Jeff Steele wrote:
    > Hi All,
    > I'm a native en_US speaker (typist ?) interested in learning russian. I
    > have succeeded in getting emacs to work : my modified XF86Config allows
    > me to input koi8-r
    > symbols and I have cyrillic fonts installed in my X font server so that
    > I get nice cyrillic text in emacs.
    > With Abiword (1.05 and 1.99.5) I am able to get russian translations for
    > the menus (*not* what I want !) but can't get cyrillic characters to
    > appear correctly in the document body (which *is* what I want.) Just a
    > bunch of little circles. This occurs either if I start in a ru_RU.koi8r
    > locale, or if I start in en_US.UTF-8 and use the "set language" command.
    > With 1.99.5, the claim is that any font available on my font server
    > (xfs) should be available in AbiWord; it's not working : I don't see the
    > Cyrillic fonts (cronyx, et al.) that are available via xfontsel.
    > Is this perhaps related to my other post about the dictionary not being
    > found ? How does AbiWord know I'm giving it koi8-r key symbols -- is it
    > via russian.hash-encoding ? Is there some other way I have to declare
    > that I'm using koi8-r ?

    You need to use a scalable with the Russian code pages populated. The
    XFree fonts that you see with xfontsel are bitmapped and aren't useful.

    Find out what font gtk is using to display the translation of abiword
    and set your font to that inside abiword.


    > TIA,
    > Jeff

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