Xfig missing charset in edgy

Roy Mayfield roy at mayfield.name
Fri Nov 17 15:49:29 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?
> 
 >
 > James Tappin wrote:
 >
> 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.

James,

That seems to do it.  Thanks for your clearly written solution.
-- 
Roy



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