On Tue, 2003-07-08 at 12:45, Togan Muftuoglu wrote:
* Rifat Albayrak; <kohutek2(a)cox.net> on 08 Jul,
OK,. after releasing this much steam, I'd
like to ask list members If
they have a solution for the Yast2/Font-setting problem of mine.
Please specify the exact problem as I have not understood what the
Here is what I understood.
1) On the Xwindow system you have no problem with the Turkish characters
displayed by the fonts.
Sort of. See below explanation.
2) on console system (not the xterm or whatever opened) you can not see
the turkish characters.
This one requires some explaining then. Here it is.
Let's say you have Xwindow and most are fine on Xwindow. No complaints..
Do a ctrl+alt+F2, you will be at a console. Log on to this console.
You're at rifatal@oaktree for instance. This is the console I am talking
about. (Maybe I should have said 'Text Console' to be easily understood)
Now type Ğ or ğ. You will not get a Ğ or ğ. You will get a sign similar
to = sign but with three lines instead of two. Type letter Ü, no problem
But type letter Ş, you will get a little square with inside filled...
And so on.
So, Turkish characters I am having trouble with are:Ğ,ğ,İ,ı (no problem
with i or I)
Now go back Xwindow system with alt+F7. You are in Xwindows and most
applications will work fine (read or type). Mozilla reads and write
Turkish characters and so does the mail and news clients I use on
Xwindows allright. But Xwindows is not completely trouble free either.
For instance, rxvt and xterm and aterm won't type above mentioned
characters Ğğİ and ı at all.
Eterm will put some other signs in place of these characters. But,
as long as I can use mail, news clients and read mozilla in Turkish
characters on Xwindow, I don't have too big of a problem with it.
And I don't think I can be any more specific than this.
What did I do to solve it:
1) Yast2-->System-->Editor for /etc/sysconfig-->Hardware-->Console-->
(Default was "" and I selected from file /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts
Also they are talking about KBD_TTY setting from Hardware/Keyboard
also applies here. Checked this setting too: Default Value is
tty1 thru tty20 and left it like it is.
2) Hit Finish. ıt reports 'modified variables': CONSOLE_ENCODING is
ISO-8859-9 and CONSOLE_FONT lat5-14.psfu.gz Well, OK by me.
3) Close Yast2 and reboot.
Result : Same as described above. No Ğ,ğ etc. on the 'text console'
If "yes", "no", "sort
of" then explain the problem along with the
support suggested changes.
SuSE Help Support only gave me the opportunity to change CONSOLE_FONT
with an editor as root manually. Of course I had the same negative
On both methods I tried to modify, boot messages said it was loading
this font but still no YUMUŞAK G anyway
Thank you for reading. :-)
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