arious x apps (xterm, xfontsel) don't start due to missing fonts
w41ter at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 08:32:55 PDT 2011
On 03/24/2011 02:19 PM, Shiva Persaud wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm having what appears to be a common problem but not of the solutions I've found on various forums and threads have worked for me.
> I noticed this issue after I configured my system to use the en_US.utf8 locale but it's possible that this issue existed before that change. Note that in debugging I've gone back to using having POSIX as my locale and the problem persists.
> I noticed then when I did a ctrl-right click xterm windows would close. I
> started an xterm from an xterm and ctrl-right clicked on the new xterm and saw the following error message:
> ~(245)$ xterm
> Warning: Cannot convert string
> "-adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontStruct
> Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
I just had a font problem after a recent gentoo update, too, but I'm not sure
it's the same problem.
My problem was caused by a change in the way the misc.misc fonts are named, but
the font.alias package doesn't contain the corresponding changes. (Perhaps a
Specifically, I use the 9x15 alias listed in fonts.alias:
#grep 9x15 /usr/share/fonts/misc/fonts.alias
However, fonts.dir lists those two fonts as:
#grep 9x15 /usr/share/fonts/misc/fonts.dir
Note the iso8858 changed to iso10646, so fonts.alias was pointing to
a nonexistent font.
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