Subject: Re: new motif and old X server
To: Matthieu Herrb <>
From: Chuck Cranor <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 02/18/2002 10:25:20
On Mon, Feb 18, 2002 at 10:42:00AM +0100, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> 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.

ah, thanks.   it turns out that my other test system was a hybrid
3.3.6 server/4.1.0 applications system.   when i reverted to the old
3.3.6 lib/X11/fonts, things went back to normal!

the root of the problem i'm running into is that 4.1.0 servers are not
working well on systems where i've got 3.3.6 servers.   yet, i have other
systems that require 4.x (and work fine with it).