Old problem - documents encoded in CP1250/WINDOWS-1250 code page don't display correctly.
But I just found that it's an issue strictly specific to Puppy (tried Slackos, Lupu, Carolina, Fatdog...), because other distros, e.g. Porteus, Slax, PCLOS and even SystemRescueCD do handle such docs properly (using Geany: File -> Reload As -> East European -> Central European (WINDOWS-1250)).
Perhaps part of the problem is iconv, which, when trying to convert from CP1250 to sth else, spits:
# iconv -f CP1250 -t UTF-8 cp1250_test_file.txt
iconv: conversion from `CP1250' is not supported
Try `iconv --help' or `iconv --usage' for more information.
whereas in those other distros, the conversion is proceeding well.
Well, I have compiled the latest libiconv and it resolves the above problem, but:
- apps (Geany, gnome-mplayer) still can't display the text properly
- it somehow breaks my little script for unlocking my WD Passport external USB drive (the script uses 'iconv -t UTF-16' to convert the passphrase)
So, I suppose that the soruce of the problem lies elsewhere. Any ideas?
Here are the contents of 'cp1250_test_file.txt' (base64 encoded), if anyone would like to check out the issue:
Ok, I have fixed it. It's missing /usr/lib/gconv/CP1250.so (took one from Porteus).
Everything, incl. conversion using iconv, works now.
Anyway, would be nice to have it OOTB in next releases, if possible.
I'm wondering why there are so few (34) of these modules in Puppy, in comparison to Porteus/Slax (252), which are also considered as small and lightweight distros?
Maybe all of them should be included? Will take only ~800k (xz compression) more on the main sfs.
However, since the problem occurs mainly in Slacko, not Lupu, and they have the same set of those modules, I'm afraid this won't change much...
But I think I found how to fix the browser's titlebar in JWM - you have to manually define the font, which will be used in titlebar (and tasklist).
Just edit ~/.jwm/jwm-personal, like it's shown on the screenshot (I used 'unifont') and restart JWM.
I'm glad it's been, more or less, resolved for you. :)
As for UExtract (3.0 here) - just downloaded the .pet from datafilehost and it unpacks fine for me. Perhaps the download has been interrupted/corrupted in your case..?
yes that tweak has fixed firefox display for that test page. i dont usually use firefox so wasn't aware of all the tweaks available for fonts, firefox fixed now better than opera above. requires a reboot to show:
definitely usable for Thai.
at quick glance most/all other languages are fixed too (i dont know this for certain) and the box drawing at the bottom is the best i have seen in my Linux. just a little out in the box in Mathematics and sciences section