Subject: Re: new motif and old X server
To: Chuck Cranor <>
From: Matthieu Herrb <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 02/18/2002 10:42:00
You wrote (in your message from Sunday 17)
 > hi-
 >     i have some older systems running XFree86 3.3.6a and some newer
 > ones running 4.1.0 with all newly-compiled pkgsrc applications.
 >     i have noticed that my freshly compiled motif applications (running
 > on the 4.1.0 system) do not display properly on my older 3.3.6a X servers.
 > the problem is the fonts are not there.   for example see xmmix screen grab
 > at:
 > same thing happens with "xmgr"...
 >     does anyone know why this happens and what i can do to fix it?

Where does your fonts directory come from ? XFree86 3.3.6 or 4.1.0 ? 
In 4.1.0 new fonts with unicode encoding where introduced. They get
selectionned first by the 3.3.6 server when '*' is specified in the
font encoding, and lead to what you see. In XFree86 4 font code a hack
was introduced to force the selection of iso 8859-1 fonts by default. 

Solution: either use an old lib/X11/fonts directories set with the
3.3.6 server or specifiy a font with iso8859-1 encoding explicitly.