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Re: X Server 1.19.6-2 , xset does not add ghostscript fonts for xfig

On 3/19/2018 10:44 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
On 3/19/2018 9:02 PM, Andrew P Paplinski via cygwin wrote:
Dear Cygwin X,

I am running X Server 1.19.6-2 built 2018-03-12

I have the following error:

$ xset fp+ /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts/
xset:  bad font path element (#2), possible causes are:
     Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
     Directory missing fonts.dir
     Incorrect font server address or syntax

The font directory does exist:

app@MU00108269 /usr/share/ghostscript
$ ls -l
total 12
drwxr-xr-x+ 1 app Domain Users 0 Mar 9 10:02 9.22
drwxr-xr-x+ 1 app Domain Users 0 Mar 9 10:02 fonts


$ xset q
  Font Path:

Without  ghostscript fonts  xfig  does not get the proper fonts.

The 35 core postscript fonts are now in /usr/share/fonts/urw-base35. But I'm not sure what you have to do to make xfig find them.

I just looked at Fedora's xfig packaging (, and the two most recent commits fix issues with the urw fonts. So maybe Cygwin's xfig needs something similar.


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