FreeBSD and Greek support

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Sun Jun 15 19:21:05 UTC 2008

On Sun, 15 Jun 2008 19:41:28 +0300, "Dimitris Giakoudis" <dgiakoudis at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I use FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p1 i386 with custom kernel, xfce4 for gui and
> firefox
> (everything is installed using ports) for my desktop computer. I recently
> found this
> article
> rticle.html,
> applied the settings and installed 'ports/x11-fonts/urwfonts' and everything
> is in Greek now. I

You don't really need specifically the urwfonts collection, since any
TTF font works fine in X11.  The "webfonts" collection should work too,
I guess.

> have a problem though when viewing web pages that are encoded with
> el_GR, there are spaces among the letters and it is really ugly. Well,
> these spaces existed before making the changes that the article
> suggests.

I'm not sure what spaces these are.  Can you show us a screenshot of
what you see?

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