Xfig missing charset in edgy
roy at mayfield.name
Fri Nov 17 15:49:29 UTC 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> 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> 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> 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"
> I expect that removing the xorg configuration altogether and reconfiguring
> X would also work.
> Hope this is of some use:
That seems to do it. Thanks for your clearly written solution.
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