Re: [R] X11 fonts cannot be loaded - SuSE Linux solution

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From: Peter Dalgaard (p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk)
Date: Thu 06 May 2004 - 21:35:08 EST


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Ulrich Leopold <uleopold@science.uva.nl> writes:

> Dear list,
>
> I would like to make a comment how to solve the X11 font problem under
> SuSE Linux (9.0) when you get the message:
> "X11 font at size 16 could not be loaded".
>
> After having modified /etc/X11/XF86config as root (see below) you have
> to run 'SuSEconfig' as root as well else nothing might be changed in the
> X-Server.
>
> After that no further messages should appear.

Actually, there is another fix (er, workaround for a long-standing bug
in R, perpetrated by yours truly...), namely to ensure that *both*
75dpi and 100dpi fontsets are installed. As in

> rpm -qa | grep dpi
XFree86-fonts-75dpi-4.3.0.1-33
XFree86-fonts-100dpi-4.3.0.1-33

The unscaled adobe fonts are much better designed than anything an
automatic scaler can come up with, so SuSE has a point in excluding
the latter. Adding the scaled fonts to the fontserver config may give
aesthetic unpleasantness in other places.

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