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Re: Font problems (ISO8859) after upgrading

On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 09:14:58AM +1000, Ben Upcroft wrote:
> Hi Asbjorn,
> I've got exactly the same problem but haven't been able to find a solution. I 
> tried to rollback the upgrade but was unsuccessful in fixing the problem.
> Would you be able to email me how you were able to fix emacs or at least use 
> different fonts other than the iso8859 fonts?

I got a tip from a newsgroup, where I was told to issue the commands

xlsfonts -fn "-*-courier-medium-r-*"
xlsfonts -fn "-*-helvetica-medium-r-*"

And if these commands showed any promising fonts, I should put them into 
the file .Xresources.

My .Xresources now looks like this:

Emacs.pane.menubar.font: -bitstream-courier-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-1
Emacs.menu*.font: -adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-1
Emacs.dialog*.font: -bitstream-courier-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-1
Emacs*font: -adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-1
Emacs.font: -adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-1

This makes my Emacs almost usable.  Although the "start up screen" still 
shows only empty rectangles, other buffers are OK.

(Issue a "xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources" after editing .Xresources.)

Asbj.S.  (who is no longer reading debian-user)
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