[ale] Debian X : Font problem
michael d. ivey
ivey at gweezlebur.com
Tue Oct 9 10:14:50 EDT 2001
On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 02:20:41AM -0500, Guillaume wrote:
> The menus and dialog-boxes of most X win
> applications (Nedit, The Gimp, playlists)
> are all SquArEs !! Unreadable.
Check this issue of DWN:
It includes this tidbit:
Fonts missing after upgrade.
Several people have reported problems with fonts after X was
upgraded. Characters appeared as boxes within Gnumeric, GIMP, XMMS
or other programs. This is caused by the presence of ISO10646-1
("Unicode") encoded fonts in the new 4.1.0 X font packages. Many
applications and toolkits don't specify what character encoding
they want when requesting a font, and aren't equipped to handle
the return of a 16-bit font. Using the X Font Server (xfs) from
XFree86 4.x will fix the problem. People have reported that
changing the font ordering in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 will also
work, though it may only be a fortunate coincidence.
That should at least give you an idea of what the issues are.
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