Rotating X Fonts?
schumann at fnal.gov
Tue Oct 28 05:03:39 PDT 2008
I am struggling with an application, written by another, that attempts
to rotate fonts for use on the Y label of a plot. It uses the
following font names:
iso8859-1 (the rotated 90 degree version)
In my environment this rotation is not uniformly successful. It
works on MS Windows machines running Hummingbird Exceed, but fails for
Linux machines using Xorg. Failure here means the font is displayed
just not rotated. Xorg is able to rotate a font named utopia, so this
is somewhat specific to the font involved. So I have a few questions
whose answer would help me progress please:
1. Is there a way to know at run-time whether or not an X-server will
actually be able to honor the rotated font request?
2. Is there any documentation/standard for the use of rotated fonts,
e.g., the name of the rotated font above is mostly a mystery between
3. I suspect the issue might be a discrepancy between the installed
fonts on the two X servers. Suggestions for how to diagnose and fix
any such discrepancy?
Thanks for your time.
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