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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:13 pm    Post subject: typing greek in aterm bash shell ? Reply with quote

Hi,

I have successfully setup the greek keyboard in X, so that if i do alt+shift, i can type greek in firefox and gaim for example: σδφιθσηδφ

However, whenever I have my keyboard setup as greek, I cannot type greek letters into my aterm terminals... i changed my locale:
Code:

export LC_ALL="el_GR.UTF-8"


However when i type locale again, it seems as though it can't find it:
Code:

gnychis@monster ~ $ locale
locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
LANG=
LC_CTYPE="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_ALL=el_GR.UTF-8


there may be a post about this, but I do not understand greek well enough

thanks!
George
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you generate those locales before using them? Have a look: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/guide-localization.xml#doc_chap3
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok now i've seem to have generated them:
Code:

gnychis@monster ~ $ export LC_ALL="el_GR.UTF-8"
gnychis@monster ~ $ locale
LANG=
LC_CTYPE="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="el_GR.UTF-8"
LC_ALL=el_GR.UTF-8


I think my next problem is a font... the greek font seems to be iso8859-7 ... so i try this:
Code:

gnychis@monster ~ $ xterm -T "xterm el_GR (ISO 8859-7)" -fn -etl-fixed-medium-r-normal--16-160-72-72-c-80-iso8859-7
xterm:  unable to open font "-etl-fixed-medium-r-normal--16-160-72-72-c-80-iso8859-7", trying "fixed"....


any more ideas?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gnychis wrote:
ok now i've seem to have generated them:
Code:

gnychis@monster ~ $ export LC_ALL="el_GR.UTF-8"
gnychis@monster ~ $ locale




Please read the document:

Quote:

Generating locales for glibc

You will probably only use one or maybe two locales on your system. You can specify locales you will need in /etc/locale.gen.

Code Listing 3.9: Adding locales to /etc/locale.gen

en_GB ISO-8859-1
en_GB.UTF-8 UTF-8
de_DE ISO-8859-1
de_DE@euro ISO-8859-15


The next step is to run locale-gen. It will generate all the locales you have specified in the /etc/locale.gen file.

Note: locale-gen is available in glibc-2.3.6-r4 and newer. If you have an older version of glibc, you should update it now.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i did read the document, and thats exactly what i did, here is my locales.gen:
Code:

en_US ISO-8859-1
en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
el_GR.UTF-8 UTF-8


then i ran locale-gen

however it does not fix the font problem, nor can i type in greek still at the command prompt
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have my system fully in UTF-8 so I do not really know what could be causing that behaviour. Still, I do not use aterm either, but xterm. In case you want to give a shot to utf-8: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/utf-8.xml
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahhhh, got it with that last guide you gave me

however it only works in xterm, when i type in aterm is shows up as unreadable characters, i don't know if its a font problem or what, however it does work in xterm which is a major step

anyone have any ideas about aterm?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

putting this in my .Xdefaults seemed to give me a working font at the size i'd like it in xterm:
XTerm*font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-15-*-iso10646-1

however, if aterm uses that same font it doesn't work... maybe aterm does not support utf-8?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently aterm does not support UTF-8: xterm and urxvt are your safe choices.
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