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Re: [Bug-XBoard] [bug #34457] xboard: no fonts match pattern -*-helvetic

From: Arun Persaud
Subject: Re: [Bug-XBoard] [bug #34457] xboard: no fonts match pattern -*-helvetica-bold-r-normal--*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 19:55:40 -0700
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv: Gecko/20110907 SUSE/3.1.14 Thunderbird/3.1.14

On 10/02/2011 08:18 AM, h.g. muller wrote:
> I guess this bug-report will keep recurring forever...
> Install the font!
> And make sure it is loaded in the X-server font cache.
> This is the only solution. There is no way XBoard could possibly work
> if you have no fonts: all the menus and dialogs would be blank.
> So printing this error message is the only logical solution.

Since this seems to be a common problem, how about adding a more verbose
error message, e.g. "Possible solution: change font to a know font in
xboard.conf or install missing font (needs update of X-server font
cache). BTW: This is not a bug :)"


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