[tex-k] xdvik (the X part)

Paul Vojta vojta at math.berkeley.edu
Sun Jul 26 15:44:28 CEST 2009

On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 01:01:59PM +0000, pierre.mackay at comcast.net wrote:
> I am getting a puzzling warning from an otherwise functional and brand-new 
> compilation of xdvik (the latest CTAN version). 
> The messages are: 
> Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*" to type FontStruct 
> Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-10-*-*-*-*-*-*" to type FontStruct 
> When Emacs 22.3 gave me something similar, I cured it with some xset lines to fill-out the font repertory, and the result of an xslfonts gives: 
> -adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-adobe-standard 
> -adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso10646-1 
> -adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1 
> So what is xdvik looking for, and where? It ought to be satisfied with one or other of those declarations. 

Is that the output of xlsfonts -fn "-*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*" ?
My guess is that it's choking on the 12 and 10, respectively.

--Paul Vojta, vojta at math.berkeley.edu

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