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Re: font fix found, but how to make it stick?

I found this to be quite informative:


My best fix so far has been to wipe any ISO10646 font files that
also come in an ISO8859 version by doing this:

  # delete the files listed here...
  find /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts \
    | grep ISO8859-1 | egrep '/misc|(75|100)dpi/' \
    | sed -e 's/-ISO8859-1//' |
    while read f; do
      [ ! -f $f ] && continue
      zcat $f | grep -q ISO10646 && echo $f

  # refresh...
  for fdir in misc 75dpi 100dpi ; do
    update-fonts-dir $fdir

It fixes my app.  I have not found any broken apps yet...

- Tor

On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 04:51:15PM -0000, cls-du@truffula.sj.ca.us wrote:
> I think I have a related problem.
> Invoking acroread on my (woody) laptop, I get an error message
> "Warning: charset of fontList (ISO10646-1) does not match locale (ISO8859-1)."
> Acroread displays little dotted boxes instead of characters in
> its menu bar.
> But if I use ssh -X to log into the laptop from my (woody) desktop,
> the laptop is able to correctly run acroread on the desktop's display.
> Interestingly, /etc/locale.gen on the desktop (acroread OK) is empty
> except for comments.  /etc/locale.gen on the laptop (acroread broken)
> contains two lines:
> en_US ISO-8859-1
> en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
> So it appears "locales" is not compatible with acroread for
> some reason.  Can I safely remove and purge "locales"?
> Will it make any difference?
> Is "fontList" documented somewhere?
> Google shows
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2002/debian-user-200203/msg01994.html
> same question, went unanswered.
> I went "upstream" and got
> http://download.adobe.com/
>  pub/adobe/acrobatreader/unix/5.x/linux-507.tar.gz
> and it's got the same problem.
> Cameron

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