bugvile, a vi-compatible text editor - Bugs: bug #25273, Font error when using Fedora 10


bug #25273: Font error when using Fedora 10

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Submitted on:  Thu 08 Jan 2009 03:27:12 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
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Wed 14 Oct 2009 11:21:35 PM UTC, comment #2:

I didn't see any feedback past my comment.
However - in xterm around the same point,
I made changes to allow it to run with "fixed"
as a fallback. The underlying problem was
"reorganization" of fonts in xorg, which caused
lots of havoc in various X applications. They're
still present, but moved to other packages.

Unlike xterm, xvile doesn't at the moment support
Xft, so it's really dependent on these fonts.
A fallback to "fixed" seems less friendly than
advising people to install the fonts (in whatever
package they're moved to in the upstream shell game).

Thomas Dickey <dickey>
Project Administrator
Thu 08 Jan 2009 08:30:32 PM UTC, comment #1:

The most likely problem is that Fedora moved the bitmap
font support to a package which is not installed by default.

Thomas Dickey <dickey>
Project Administrator
Thu 08 Jan 2009 03:27:12 PM UTC, original submission:

When configuring and compling in Fedora 10 with the command
./configure --with-screen=x11; make
The output executable xvile produces the follow error
couldn't get font "XtDefaultFont" or "7x13", exiting



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