I thought maybe the problem is that I copied these files from CD-R burned under windows...
maybe when I copied them, filenames get spoiled... So I googled a bit and found this
But seems like these ubuntu fixes don't work with VL...
Also there are some progress:
1) I installed microsoft fonts:
At first I installed this
package - it allows to decompress fonts.
comes fonts. These are Slack's packages, but they work great on VL.
I get this info from here
(it is in Russian).
2) Also I added
in my xorg.conf and replaced
Option "XkbLayout" "us,ru"
Option "XkbLayout" "us,ru(winkeys)"
this keymap suits more to my keyboard.
Also I eddited /etc/rc.d/rc.font
# This selects your default screen font from among the ones in
for i in 1 2 3 4 5 6;do
echo -ne "\033%G" >/dev/tty$i
this should enable russian fonts in console.
# Load the keyboard map. More maps are in /usr/share/kbd/keymaps.
if [ -x /usr/bin/loadkeys ]; then
This should enable cyrillic keymap in console.
also I installed mc that supports utf-8 from here
I think that editing rc.font, rc.keymap and unicode-stat was bad idea. When X broke down(because I tried to do some bad stuff with my video card) and I had to fix it from console I noticed that there was lot of symbols like $#^%R$@^#*#%*#^% all over the screen...
3) I found this
it says that it fixes bad cyrillic names in XMMS playlist. Af far it doesn't work for me, but maybe I just did something wrong...
is the program that should convert cyrillic filenames from one encoding to another. I truied it, but it doesn't seem to work... Or it even shouldn't work, if what I said at the beggining is true.
If someone had any ideas about the stuff I need to make it work - please, write it here.
Thanks in advance.
found interesting page
will explore it a little.