[tex-k] xdvik (the X part)

Nicolai Langfeldt janl at redpill-linpro.com
Sun Jul 26 23:12:11 CEST 2009

Stefan Ulrich wrote:
>> Thanks for your swift answer. 
>> That seems the most likely explanation, but I am still baffled as to where the 
>> 10 and 12 come from. It has to be somewhere in the program, because 
>> I don't use helvetica for anything. 
> It's set in the application resources file (search for a file called
> XDvi).  I guess it's doing things in a deprecated way - can't say I
> ever understood the intricacies of X font handling ...

The requisite fonts are simply not installed.  I had this problem with 
all old "toolkit" software like xterm, emacs and xdvi some versions of 
ubuntu ago.  It was solved by installing the right font package.

In my current version of ubuntu the helvetica font is in xfonts-base.


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