hi I NMUd xarchon 0.50-10.1 the new version fixes the bug 111342: Missing font prevents starting new game This bug was posted in 2001 as 'grave' but was then downgraded as 'normal' by the mantainer (who claimed that 'xarchon' would work with "a sane choice of fonts" installed in the system). I stumbled into that bug, while using a standard Etch install (with Gnome); and I did some tests, (adding some other font packages, and fiddling with Xorg conf) and I could not find a choice of fonts that would have 'xarchon' working; so I really think it should be considered 'grave' Then I prepared the patch: my patch adds a fallback, so that, if the font -misc-fixed-medium-*-normal-*-15-0-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 cannot be loaded, it then tries -misc-fixed-medium-*-normal-*-15-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 (and this usually works; but just in case, my code also has another subsequent fallback for 'fixed') Unfortunately I did not hear a reply from the mantainer; but I did some tests of my version, and it works; moreover, my patch is quite simple; so I really think that the new version should go into Etch. Disclaimer: I do not really understand why -misc-fixed-medium-*-normal-*-15-0-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 cannot be loaded, while -misc-fixed-medium-*-normal-*-15-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 works. a.
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