Re: Font problems running remotely
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- Subject: [mg20399] Re: Font problems running remotely
- From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at wolfram.com>
- Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 00:32:52 -0400
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On 17 Oct 1999, William F. Campbell wrote: > When I type xset q, I am informed that the font path is > Font Path: > c:/inet20/xwin32/lib/fonts/misc,c:/inet20/xwin32/lib/fonts/75dpi > > This leads me to believe that the fonts must exist on the Windows box, > and that I need to tell XWin32 where they are. This is the correct conclusion. The only exception is when the X server supports the retrieval of fonts from an X font server running on your network. See the book _X Window System User's Guide_ by Quercia & O'Reilly for more information. > So I put them in the > c:/inet20/xwin32/lib/fonts/ directory. But they don't end in .fon, > like the other fonts, or .bdf or .pcf, which the XWin32 documentation > seems to want. They end in .pfa (same as on the UNIX box), or .ttf > (True Type fonts), and I get an error when I try to add them to the > fontpath and run XWin32 ("Failed to add to font path, or some such") The files with .pfa extensions are Type 1 fonts. It is highly unlikely that your X server supports this format. Most PC-based X servers do not. You will need to download the BDF format font files in SystemFiles/Fonts/X. Be sure to review your X server's documentation to see if you need to update a font database file like fonts.dir after adding fonts to a directory. -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.