Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
[SOLVED] Gentoo installation doesn't support unicode...
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Desktop Environments
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ayleid96
n00b
n00b


Joined: 25 Apr 2016
Posts: 51
Location: /home/noodles

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:35 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Gentoo installation doesn't support unicode... Reply with quote

Hi,

For almost a week i am using gentoo without problems, playing doom 3, steam games etc.. but from installation X nor virtual terminal (ctrl+alt+2) doesn't support unicode, only firefox.. i have some files written in cyrilic RS and some german files, also i visit unicode stuff via terminall but i when i run urxvt i just see cubes xd Sorry if there is this type of question i didn't searched... this is some performance i was looking from an OS.. LXDE flavors from other distros cannot even come near gentoo.. thanks in advance

EDIT:
Btw, my locale is en_US.utf8...


Last edited by ayleid96 on Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:41 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NeddySeagoon
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 05 Jul 2003
Posts: 42563
Location: 56N 3W

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ayleid96,

Have you worked you way through the guideon the wiki?
This old page may be useful for background.
_________________
Regards,

NeddySeagoon

Computer users fall into two groups:-
those that do backups
those that have never had a hard drive fail.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ant P.
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 18 Apr 2009
Posts: 5591

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

urxvt is awful at Unicode (despite its name). You need to configure a complete list of fonts in .Xresources to cover all characters you might be using, it won't autoload them by itself.

For everything else, just installing media-fonts/noto should be enough to fix any missing character boxes.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ayleid96
n00b
n00b


Joined: 25 Apr 2016
Posts: 51
Location: /home/noodles

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
ayleid96,

Have you worked you way through the guideon the wiki?
This old page may be useful for background.


it seems that my kernel don't support utf... i will recompile and report back
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ayleid96
n00b
n00b


Joined: 25 Apr 2016
Posts: 51
Location: /home/noodles

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant P. wrote:
urxvt is awful at Unicode (despite its name). You need to configure a complete list of fonts in .Xresources to cover all characters you might be using, it won't autoload them by itself.

For everything else, just installing media-fonts/noto should be enough to fix any missing character boxes.


urxvt worked fine on every distro.. but if i need to specify every lang to use... then i will use lxterminal.. i dunno.. i don't like X config files its too confusing... i just know how to work with xorg.conf and xinitrc and thats enough xD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ant P.
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 18 Apr 2009
Posts: 5591

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want a minimal terminal that does unicode right then there's x11-terms/st, but that has its own pretty severe tradeoffs (need to run screen/tmux to have scrollback, etc.)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ayleid96
n00b
n00b


Joined: 25 Apr 2016
Posts: 51
Location: /home/noodles

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant P. wrote:
If you want a minimal terminal that does unicode right then there's x11-terms/st, but that has its own pretty severe tradeoffs (need to run screen/tmux to have scrollback, etc.)


x11-terms/st is listed in blocked packages? why is this? D:
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ant P.
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 18 Apr 2009
Posts: 5591

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't have that problem on my machines. What's the actual error?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NeddySeagoon
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 05 Jul 2003
Posts: 42563
Location: 56N 3W

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ayleid96,

eix says
Code:
 $ eix x11-terms/st
* x11-terms/st
     Available versions:  (~)0.3[1] 0.5{tbz2} (~)0.5{tbz2}[1] (~)0.6 (~)0.6-r1 **9999 {savedconfig}
     Homepage:            http://st.suckless.org/
     Description:         simple terminal implementation for X

so there are no versions considered stable on Gentoo. That means that its not well tested but its been compiled and had at least some testing, so its known not to be totally broken. The (~) means testing. The ** means no keywords at all. The version 9999 means its a 'live' versions that will be fetched from the upstream repository when its built.

You probably have a stable Gentoo, as that's the default. The Gentoo Handbook tells how to allow testing packages to be considered for installation, either en masse or individually.
_________________
Regards,

NeddySeagoon

Computer users fall into two groups:-
those that do backups
those that have never had a hard drive fail.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mv
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Posts: 6276

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of curiosity: what is wrong with the unicode support of the standard xterm[unicode] (in contrast to e.g. st)?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ayleid96
n00b
n00b


Joined: 25 Apr 2016
Posts: 51
Location: /home/noodles

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

everything working now.... i just recompiled kernel i didn't add some features in Native Languages section... thanks anyway :)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Desktop Environments All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum