[Rd] UTF8 letters are imaged incorrectly (PR#8770)

ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 20 08:17:38 CEST 2006

Thanks to Ei-ji Nakama's hints, I was able to confirm that on FC3 Linux:

1) in locale ru_RU.koi8r  Russian letters are rendered correctly if I use
"-cronyx-helvetica-%s-%s-*--%d-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" as the first element of
option "X11fonts".

2) This does not work in locale ru_RU.utf8, and the reason is that there 
is no XLC_LOCALE locale directory.  Adding a suitably configured directory 
made this work.

3) There _is_ an XLC_LOCALE locale directory ja_JA.utf8, and I was able to 
get Japanese text to display by using

"-*-mincho-%s-%s-*--%d-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"  as the first element of option 

Systems which have suitable .ttf fonts installed may work with the default 

I've added some notes on 1) and 3) to ?X11.

Thanks Ei-ji!

Brian Ripley

On Sat, 15 Apr 2006, Ei-ji Nakama wrote:

> This was not a bug.
> 2006/4/15, Mike Bocharov <bocharov_m at inbox.ru>:
>> It work, thanks for your help!
>>>  If an error is not given by a locale command, I think that local
>>> setting of glibc does not have any problem.
>>>  I think that there is not problem if  add encoding of koi8-r to
>>> XLC_LOCALE file.
>>> I am not readable, but probably the following URL is useful.
>>> http://ru.gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_ru_RU.utf8_Gentoo_way
> --
> EI-JI Nakama  <nakama at ki.rim.or.jp>
> "\u4e2d\u9593\u6804\u6cbb"  <nakama at ki.rim.or.jp>
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