Re: viewing farsi font in console

2005-12-11 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, Behnam Esfahbod wrote:

 Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh wrote:
  Dear all,
  I need to my user see farsi fonts in console without running X.
  does  ncursess library has capability of this function?

 No.

The new Debian installer fancies a bidi capable NEWT+slang stack.
No ncurses I'm afraid.


  If it hasn't that,Please guide me that i can do it.

 You should use BiCon (Bidirectional Console) from Arabeyes project that
 uses FriBidi and some of Behdad's Farsi Console.

Yeah, that's probably the easiest way.  You may only need the
font though.


 1-http://www.arabeyes.org/project.php?proj=BiCon
 2-http://www.arabeyes.org/
 3-http://www.fribidi.org/

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Re: viewing farsi font in console

2005-12-11 Thread Medi Montaseri
I remeber being able to do this on Unix/Linux long time 
ago...as far back as 1990sback then on SCO, ATT
SVR4 x86 (386 PCs) and then Linux...

See manpages on
setfont(8)
unicode_start(1)
unicode_stop(1)
loadunimap(8)

And google for hebrew console...that community was
on top of this issue and I was using their tools and findings
to solve this problemmy final conclusion was Grahpical
Interfaces will win at the end...

You can also use the X environment and run an app that
looks like a curses based app ...

I'd be interested in learning about the application of this
technology

And finally Operating Systems are pretty much alike.
If you can do something in Dos, Windows, you can do
it in Linux as wellsome would let a userspace app
take over the kernel and do what ever you want (like DOS) and some only
demand that you write a device dirver to take over the kernel...

Cheers
Medi

On 12/11/05, Behdad Esfahbod [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, Behnam Esfahbod wrote: Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh wrote:  Dear all,  I need to my user see farsi fonts in console without running X.  doesncursess library has capability of this function?
 No.The new Debian installer fancies a bidi capable NEWT+slang stack.No ncurses I'm afraid.  If it hasn't that,Please guide me that i can do it. You should use BiCon (Bidirectional Console) from Arabeyes project that
 uses FriBidi and some of Behdad's Farsi Console.Yeah, that's probably the easiest way.You may only need thefont though. 1-http://www.arabeyes.org/project.php?proj=BiCon
 2-http://www.arabeyes.org/ 3-http://www.fribidi.org/--behdadhttp://behdad.org/
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Re: viewing farsi font in console

2005-12-11 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, Medi Montaseri wrote:

 I remeber being able to do this on Unix/Linux long time
 ago...as far back as 1990sback then on SCO, ATT
 SVR4 x86 (386 PCs) and then Linux...

 See manpages on
 setfont(8)
 unicode_start(1)
 unicode_stop(1)
 loadunimap(8)

Yeah, that's basically it.  And my BiCon package already has nice
Persian fonts and a keyboard map for Linux console.

 And google for hebrew console...that community was
 on top of this issue and I was using their tools and findings
 to solve this problem

Well, that community uses some of my tools these days :).

 my final conclusion was Grahpical Interfaces will win at the
 end...

Yeah, that was my conclusion too.

 And finally Operating Systems are pretty much alike.
 If you can do something in Dos, Windows, you can do
 it in Linux as wellsome would let a userspace app
 take over the kernel and do what ever you want (like DOS) and some only
 demand that you write a device dirver to take over the kernel...

Of course.  An small point, DOS doesn't have a kernel really :).
It may be called a boot-loader to be precise :D.

behdad


 Cheers
 Medi
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