[kbd] kbd: additions to the Unicode map for 12x22 fonts

David Grayson davidegrayson at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 09:14:31 MSK 2012

Hello, Alexey.

Thanks for the response.  I was not aware of the mailing list or the
git repositories for the kbd package.

I only chose the 12x22 fonts because they are the size that I am
interested in using on my laptop.  I just saw a hole that affected me
and I wanted to fix it; that's all.  The unicode map for lat1-16.psfu
already has the entries for those unicode characters.

If you are open to it, I would be willing to examine the unicode maps
in a more systematic way to find more entries that should be added to
the 12x22 fonts.


On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 3:56 AM, Alexey Gladkov
<gladkov.alexey at gmail.com> wrote:
> 29.12.2012 10:36, David Grayson wrote:
>> Hello, Alexey.
>> My name is David.  I found your email address in the README of the kbd
>> package at ftp://ftp.altlinux.org/pub/people/legion/kbd/ .  I would
>> like to submit the following additions to the unimap for the sun12x22,
>> iso01-12x22, and iso02-12x22 fonts in the kbd package:
> Why only these specific fonts, but not other fonts?
>> # Different kinds of dashes and hyphens.
>> 0x2d  U+00ad U+2010 U+2012 U+2013
>> # left/right single quotation mark
>> 0x60  U+2018
>> 0x27  U+2019
>> I noticed that when using any of these fonts in unicode mode, the
>> output from certain utilities was bad.  The dashes that "man" uses to
>> wrap long lines were showing up as question marks inside a box.  Also,
>> I was getting question marks inside boxes in place of the left/right
>> single quotation mark characters that "touch" outputs when you try to
>> touch a file in a directory that doesn't exist.  Both of these issues
>> were fixed by adding the lines above to the unicode maps for these
>> fonts.
>> The attached tar.gz file contains those additions in a file called
>> additions.uni, and it contains a little shell script you might want to
>> use to apply the patch to the existing fonts.
>> With 1080p laptop displays being common these days, I think more and
>> more people are going to be using these 12x22 fonts and hoping that
>> they work properly.  I am hoping that this fix can be pushed upstream
>> so that the next time I install Linux I don't have to regenerate the
>> console fonts myself, and so that others can benefit from the fix.
>> Are you the right person to email for that?
> Yes. There is also a mailing list:
> https://lists.altlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/kbd
> --
> Rgrds, legion

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