More Fedora 22 Changes Include A New Default Console Font

Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 7 January 2015 at 09:26 AM EST. 7 Comments
There's more Fedora 22 changes now seeking approval for the first Fedora Linux release of 2015. One of the changes would be changing the default console font to one that better supports some languages along with smiley faces and some other glyphs for the terminal.

There's already been work towards various new Fedora 22 features and this week is another batch of features seeking approval from the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee. Among the Fedora 22 changes seeking the go-ahead this time around include:

- A new default console. Some Fedora developers wish to change Fedora's default console font to eurlatgr, which is a new font to kbd and should work out better for European-based languages in Latin or Greek script. Besides helping out some languages with their support, the eurlatgr font supports glyphs used by some systemd utilities, some glyphs used by man pages, and also supports glyphs for smiley faces, arrows, and other popular icons.

- Harden packages utilizing position-independent code (PIC).

- Upgrading to Ruby 2.2.

- Supporting Lohit2 for improving Indian fonts for Lohit Odia and Lohit Telugu with completely rewritten open type tables.

- Upgrading packages to Boost 1.57~1.58. Boost 1.57 is out now while Boost 1.58 will hopefully be ready before the official Fedora 22 release.

- Upgrading to GHC 7.8 and rebuilding all Haskell against it.

Fedora 22 is expected for release sometime after the middle of May.
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