Xfig missing charset in edgy

James Tappin sjt at star.sr.bham.ac.uk
Thu Nov 16 11:35:40 GMT 2006


On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 09:59:51 -0800
Roy Mayfield <roy at mayfield.name> wrote:

RM> After upgrading from Kubuntu Dapper to Kubuntu Edgy, xfig complains
RM> about missing charsets upon loading and upon zooming in or out.  On
RM> screen, the fonts are very small and ugly (like the old-time xterm
RM> fonts).  An example of an Xfig error message is:
RM> 
RM> Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
RM> Warning: Cannot convert string
RM> "-*-times-medium-r-normal--16-*-*-*-*-*-*-*,-*-*-medium-r-normal--1
RM> 6-*-*-*-*-*-*-*,*--16-*" to type FontSet
RM> 
RM> When I upgraded from Dapper to Edgy (using the 3-step apt-get method
RM> described in the R6.10 announcement), there were several error
RM> messages about fonts and locales, mostly thrown by perl, but there
RM> may have been others.  This occurred on two separate computers, and
RM> both now have the Xfig problem.
RM> 
RM> Does anyone know a solution or where to start looking for one?

The problem seems to be that the location of fonts has changed from
 /usr/share/X11/fonts to /usr/share/fonts/X11. I've just solved the 
problem in xfig & emacs (but not katsudoku) by replacing the fontpaths 
section of xorg.conf with:

Section "Files"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/type1/t1-xfree86-nonfree"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
	# path to defoma fonts
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

I expect that removing the xorg configuration altogether and reconfiguring 
X would also work.

Hope this is of some use:
	
James.
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