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Re: /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm refers to font "helvetica"
- From: Thomas Dickey <dickey at his dot com>
- To: Rainer Blome <rainer dot blome at gmx dot de>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:18:51 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm refers to font "helvetica"
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----- Original Message -----
| From: "Rainer Blome" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| To: email@example.com
| Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:22:37 PM
| Subject: /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm refers to font "helvetica"
| Since many months (and probably several Cygwin and X11 releases),
| starting `xterm` triggers the following annoying warning (xterm
| starts fine otherwise):
| xterm &
| Warning: Cannot convert string
| "-adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type
| I have grepped for "helvetica" through my own config files
| (`.Xdefaults` etc.) and not found such a font reference.
| The mailing list archives show that at least one other Cygwin user
| has encountered the same issue,
| and got no answer regarding this specific issue (just for another
| font issue).
| At first glance, internet search provides only less relevant hits.
| It looks like the cause is in file `/etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm`, in
| the following line:
| When I comment out that line (using "!"), xterm starts without any
| I do not recall having added that line myself, so I assume that it is
| part of its default content.
| Are users expected to maintain that file?
If there's a better choice for Cygwin, the packager probably should apply that as a patch.
I see that it's been as-is in xterm sources since 1994...
Thomas E. Dickey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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