[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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

From: Tim Mann
Subject: Re: [Bug-XBoard] [bug #34457] xboard: no fonts match pattern -*-helvetica-bold-r-normal--*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 23:51:51 -0700

Sorry, I failed to reply-to-all with the following:

That bug report should quit recurring with 4.6.0 when my fixes to the internationalization code get released.

However, we may instead get complaints that the menus look ugly -- because the user didn't have Helvetica installed and xboard fell back to "fixed". Sigh.

On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 7:55 PM, Arun Persaud <address@hidden> wrote:
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 :)"


Bug-XBoard mailing list

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]