emacs & xfontsel: "Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font"

Adam Funk a24061 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 5 12:57:14 UTC 2006

On 2006-11-09, Roland Turcan <konf at rotursoft.sk> wrote:

> AF> I just upgraded from dapper to edgy and now when I run emacs as an X
> AF> application (i.e. not in the console or xterm) I see only boxes.  When
> AF> I run it from (but not in) xterm I get the following errors, and
> AF> something similar from xfontsel:

> I don't know if it helps you, but in our cases with locale problems
> this command is the solution:
> sudo locale-gen de_DE
> of course, exchange our language and contry in command.

It turns out this (bug # 70740) is a duplicate of bug #63408 (which
also has duplicates #73602 and probably #35330).  I fixed it by adding
some FontPath lines to xorg.conf.

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