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Offline Jason W

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Tinycore cyrillic environment
« on: July 27, 2009, 11:27:59 AM »
I have not given up on using cyrillic fonts on TC, I just got lazy and have been using Opera and onilne virtual keyboards for such.  There is a little progress been made, and hopefully in this thread we can pull together what is needed for full cyrillic support.  This is put in the extension section as it is accomplished by extensions, and in the English section as cyrillic characters are used by several languages.

Opera and links2 display cyrillics out of the box with no help.

Gtk2 apps (Web browsers, text editors) should all display cyrillics with only the help of the dejavu font extension.  No extra glibc packages are needed, nor is exporting LANG or LOCALE.  To save cyrillic text in leafpad, simply choose UTF-8 as the encoding and it will work.  


Cyrillic keyboard in Xorg is described in this thread:

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=1343.msg10462#msg10462



Xvesa support for cyrillic keyboard, even with programs like xruskb and the kmaps.tce has not worked with me yet and is out of my reach given the investment/return ratio of trying to get cyrillic working with Xvesa.  Strange charaters are all I can get out of xruskb right now.  If anyone knows more on that, please share.  As it stands, Xorg is recommended for more complete cyrillic support. 

Here are a few useful online keyboards for those who wish to stick with Xvesa:

http://winrus.com/screen_e.htm
http://www.apronus.com/internet/ruskey.htm
http://www.incks.com/en/russian.html





« Last Edit: July 29, 2009, 07:02:50 PM by Jason W »

Offline peterc

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Re: Tinycore cyrillic environment
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 02:13:34 PM »
Have you had any further luck with typing Cyrillic with Xvesa?

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Re: Tinycore cyrillic environment
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 05:06:30 PM »
No, no luck.  I haven't tried in a while either.