[Techtalk] new system, fonts missing

Random random832 at rcbooks.org
Tue Jun 10 13:46:19 EST 2003

On Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at 12:05  PM, Emma Jane Hogbin wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 11:51:09AM -0500, Random wrote:
>> On Friday, June 6, 2003, at 01:53  PM, Emma Jane Hogbin wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 11:57:45AM -0400, Terri Oda wrote:
>>>> According to a glance through my font directories and the help of
>>>> dpkg -S,
>>>> helvetica is in the package xfonts-100dpi or xfonts-75dpi.
>>> Thanks! That fixed it. I'm not sure why it didn't want to read the
>>> Helvetica that was installed through xfonts-base, but it doesn't 
>>> matter
>>> now. Yay! I can use xpdf again. :)
>> I didn't think xfonts-base installed a helvetica. it installs fixed,
>> cursor, clean, and various minimal cjk fonts
> I think I may have installed gs fonts as well without realizing it. The
> weird thing is that the xpdf config file pointed to a helvetica font 
> that
> I had in my system:
> displayFontT1 Helvetica
> /usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts/n019003l.pfb
> That file existed, and yet it wasn't being read until I installed the
> xfonts-100dpi and xfonts-75dpi.

actually, that font is for the pdf body; the xfonts-75dpi helvetica is 
for the interface [menus, buttons, etc] since the X toolkit itself 
can't render postscript fonts [at least, not ones that havent' been set 
up for X11]

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