Re: IMPORTANT: the dotted box outline font problem
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At Sun, 19 Nov 2000 20:06:35 -0500,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Branden Robinson) wrote:
> It looks like some font names are underspecified. If you request a
> font such as
> then the first matching font will be selected; which font is the first
> depends on many factors, like the exact details of the hashing
> algorithm used in the server.
> In order to avoid that, you should more fully specify the font, saying
> something like:
> This change should be made either in the users resource database
> (xrdb, .Xdefaults, etc.), or in the application defaults files
> (XTerm.ad, etc.), depending on the exact setup that you're using.
I heard this uncertainty is important for non-Latin-1 people (though
this cannot be applied for miltibyte languages).
For example, Russian people change their font path in XF86Config
so that 'fixed' specifies KOI8-R font. This is the easiest way to
change many many X softwares to work with KOI8-R font.
Of course the right way is to modify softwares to use XFontSet
instead of XFontStruct and be locale-sensible.
BTW, I think Xterm need modification that we can specify fonts
for Unicode mode separately from non-Unicode font. At first,
I thought of suggesting modification of default fonts from
'fixed' to '-foobar-iso10646-1'. Since iso10646-1 font is
upward-compatible to iso8859-1, it also works for Latin-1 mode.
However, I found this breaks the tricks Russian (and other
non-Latin-1 people) do. However, I want Xterm in Unicode mode
to automatically select Unicode fonts...
Tomohiro KUBOTA <email@example.com>