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Re: Emacs corrupted

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Emacs corrupted
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 04:02:31 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.91 (gnu/linux)

DigitalDingo <address@hidden> writes:

> A couple of days ago I tried to open both Emacs and Maple using the Deskbar
> in Ubuntu with the command “emacs & xmaple”. Well, it was a try – and it
> didn't work either – and now emacs seems to have been corrupted. Much of the
> text is just squares and the menu bar has an ugly large font as you can see
> on the screen shots. Also, when I hover the pointer over something, it
> should bring up a description, but it just shows squares.
> I don't use an .emacs file.
> Does anyone know how to correct this?
> -- 
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Square boxes instead of characters is usually a sign emacs cannot find
the fonts it is looking for. If your running under X, make sure you
have the required fonts installed. If your X uses a font server, make
sure it is running and you can query it. 


tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au

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