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FS#6112 - Tool 'km' does not handle codepage font files properly

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Dennis Herbrich (gyroplast) - Saturday, 30 December 2006, 23:01 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Installation
Status Closed
Assigned To Judd Vinet (judd)
Architecture not specified
Severity High
Priority Low
Reported Version 0.7.2 Gimmick
Due in Version 0.8 Voodoo
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The handy little tool '/bin/km' as supplied on the 0.8 Alpha isos,
used to choose keymap and a console font with a GUI, uses a method
to scan for fonts that is unsuitable in it's current state.
Line 37 of the script contains the following code:

for i in `find $BASEDIR/consolefonts -follow -name "*.gz" | sed '|^.*/||g' | sort`; do

Unfortunately, this also includes codepage font files, usually marked
by a filename pattern of *.cp.gz. These codepage font files really include
three different font sizes of the same font, and must therefore be loaded
by the setfont command with the size option, ie.

setfont -16 880.cp.gz OR setfont -8 880.cp.gz

The calls to setfont later in the script on lines 54 and 56 do not use this size
option for obvious reasons, and therefore the user is presented with appropriate
error messages when trying to load any of the console fonts ending on .cp.gz.

Fix considerations:
That's a bit tricky. Ideally, the user would be presented in the font menu
three distinct choices of each codepage font, each representing one of the available
sizes, and another call to setfont handling these choices accordingly.
This would require some more conditional logic than just the little find command
used right now, and might make the script a bit clumsy to look at, but seems like
the user-friendliest choice to me.

Alternatives are removing the *.cp.gz files altogether from the menu, or forcing
a hardcoded font size in these cases, or whatever else strikes your fancy.

See Task #6111 for another bug in the list of fonts presented in the menu.
This task depends upon

This task blocks these from closing
 FS#6031 - 0.8 installation ISO showstoppers 
Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Sunday, 31 December 2006, 11:50 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed