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Re: XTerm always gives out an error message concerning a font
- From: Thomas Dickey <dickey at his dot com>
- To: Wouter van Doorn <wouter at vandoorn dot tv>
- Cc: Brian Inglis <Brian dot Inglis at systematicsw dot ab dot ca>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:52:32 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: XTerm always gives out an error message concerning a font
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----- Original Message -----
| From: "Wouter van Doorn" <email@example.com>
| To: "Brian Inglis" <Brian.Inglis@systematicsw.ab.ca>, firstname.lastname@example.org
| Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 5:31:42 PM
| Subject: Re: XTerm always gives out an error message concerning a font
| No luck with either of the fixed-medium suggestions. The one you
| mentioned as default first match on your system is the one I get it
| moaning about no matter what I do.
| The easiest solution (of sorts) might be to go back to xterm patch
| 326, but I don't know how to do that either. The installer won't go
| back further than 329. Or is that mirror-dependent, maybe? Is there a
| mirror that goes back further than the sargasso uk one I have
| Any pointers will be appreciated. BTW: it seems rather unlikely that
| I'm the only one to have this problemette?
It depends on configuration. Rather than being a "new bug", it seems
that fixes to make the warnings more consistent made these appear (for
you at least). If I recompile #326 with the debugging trace, it shows
The warnings are because the derived font-names for double-width (-fw)
fonts aren't loadable. I wouldn't notice this with my Debian machines
for instance because the fontpath includes the ":unscaled" feature,
which allows the bitmap fonts to be scaled.
Comparing configuration, I see that cygwin has something like that,
but the feature isn't working.
You can turn the font-warnings off using a resource setting.
Thomas E. Dickey <email@example.com>
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