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silencer51

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« on: February 13, 2006, 09:43:31 am »
...in Greek.  

It's not such a big deal for me (English has become my primary language  ) but there are certain forums etc. that require replies in Greek. That's something I can't do with my Z, even though I can read Greek just fine (I have some unicode fonts installed).

Is there a way to add Greek as an input language? And is there a way to configure X to switch from English to Greek through a keyboard shortcut (like Alt+Shift in Windoze)?

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2006, 01:14:07 pm »
I just wanted to ask: what fonts do you use? I have to read texts in Russian and English (containing somewith scientific terms in Greek) using Firefox, and there I cannot make out capital Greek letters, though most of other letters are displayed fine. Instead of problematic letters I just see squares with numbers (their codes maybe?) I think that's a problem with font. E.g.: I have a text written in Russian (Win-1251) with Greek sentence "ἐν θεωρίᾳ μόνῳ". In Windows (Netscape, Firefox) it displays fine, but on Z (Firefox) ἐ, ᾳ and ῳ (even non-capital!) are substituted with codes, making the Greek text a little hard to read and understand.

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2006, 01:35:45 pm »
I have installed all the webfonts from the feed and also the unicode fonts package from www.killefiz.de/zaurus (Zaurus App List).

Both Firefox and Dillo show everything fine...
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128MB CF Card                                    
128MB SD Card
Symbol WiFi CF Card (working, sorta... overheats and shuts down!)
OZ 3.5.4 & GPE

Zaurus SL-C3100 with:
pdaXrom 1.1.0beta3 & XFCE4, /dev/hda1 256MB swap, /dev/hda2 512MB ext3, /dev/hda3 3328MB FAT32 for stuff
D-Link DCF-660 WiFi CF Card
1GB SD Card
128MB SD Card
128MB CF Card (for flashing)
USB Host Cable

& a Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD Picturebook with accessories...

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2006, 01:46:18 pm »
I think it should be possible to add a greek keyboard using what has been done for
russian etc (mb-applet-keymap-russian ..) as a basis.

greek locales and greek fonts (iso-8859-7) could help also.

If I find some time and motivation....
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2006, 12:50:31 pm »
Has anyone here succeeded in displaying greek characters in a terminal? I have tried rxvt/aterm/xterm/gtkterm with many different fonts and encodings (LANG=el_GR.UTF-8 etc.), but without luck.

In firefox, dillo and thunderbird I can see greek characters without problem.
Any ideas?
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2006, 12:55:26 pm »
maybe you need the greek locales?
http://mail.pdaxrom.org/contrib/pgas/
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2006, 07:03:12 am »
That was it. Thanks pgas for your work. I installed the glibc packages you built, and gtkterm2 from the feed, and now I can see greek characters in the terminal (in gtkterm). Great!

Now it remains to find a way to input greek characters...
(and I think the locale-related glibc packages should be part of the official feed)
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2006, 01:49:09 pm »
Henry, check out the Greek OESF section in the forums... Nickg78 has made a  greek keymap file (greek.xmodmap) which you can copy to /etc/X11/kb and evoke using "xmodmap /etc/X11/kb/greek.xmodmap". To turn back to english, do the same using akita.xmodmap. :-)

You can even add shortcuts for these commands, or even map them to a couple of hardware buttons... ;-)
Zaurus SL-5500 with:
128MB CF Card                                    
128MB SD Card
Symbol WiFi CF Card (working, sorta... overheats and shuts down!)
OZ 3.5.4 & GPE

Zaurus SL-C3100 with:
pdaXrom 1.1.0beta3 & XFCE4, /dev/hda1 256MB swap, /dev/hda2 512MB ext3, /dev/hda3 3328MB FAT32 for stuff
D-Link DCF-660 WiFi CF Card
1GB SD Card
128MB SD Card
128MB CF Card (for flashing)
USB Host Cable

& a Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD Picturebook with accessories...

[img]http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/7319/usbar21mw.gif\" border=\"0\" class=\"linked-sig-image\" /]