FVWM Crystal and UTF-8

[ Tuesday, 7 March 2006, michuk ]

If you like the nice transparent FVWM-Crystal theme for the popular FVWM window manager, but you still want to use UTF-8 as your major encoding, you probably have encountered a major problem :) . Thus, with the latest version of Crystal (3.0.3), we publish a patch repairing (masking) this unwilling behavior.

Short instruction how to apply the patch:

  • First we have to download the latest Crystal: wget http://download.gna.org/fvwm-crystal/3.0.3/fvwm-crystal-3.0.3.tar.gz
  • Then download the patch: wget http://jakilinux.org/fvwm-crystal/fvwm_crystal_3_0_3_utf_8.patch
  • Unpack the Crystal archive: tar xvzf fvwm-crystal-3.0.3.tar.gz
  • And apply the patch which is as easy as: cat fvwm_crystal_3_0_3_utf_8.patch | patch -p0

And here you are. The rest is identical with a normal installation. You can read about it on the project’s webpage.

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Borys Musielak

PolishLinux.org creator and editor in chief. Professionally -- J2EE consultant in London City. Personally -- free software enthusiast and lobbyist.

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