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X-windows font problem


I am trying to run an application (done in GTK) over an X-windows session. I use X-ming as the X-server. When I run the app, text doesn't appear on the GUI and I see error messages of the following sort in the logs:

"SetFont courB14 failed"

The X-server is apparently not able to find the particular font. The logs output by the program sadly don't give any further information.

My question: what would you say is the font file I should install to fix this problem?
Thursday, February 01, 2007
You could download the xming font pack and install it. I don't remember exactly where I got this from, but it is available on the xming site... somewhere... and includes all the standard X fonts. I don't recall its requiring any specific setup.

(Looking through the fonts folder, it contains something called COURB14, which I guess is the font your program is looking for.)

I too have never had much joy with X fonts -- I always seemed to be missing some. So in the end I just stopped using any programs except xterm and emacs ;)
Friday, February 02, 2007
Thanks, Tom. After some sleuthing and asking around, I managed to get the font from the application binary package.
Friday, February 02, 2007
Tom_, what do you use xterms for?  Isn't M-x-term good enough for you?  :P
Sunday, February 04, 2007

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