[tex-k] Non-fatal warning in xdvik

Paul Vojta vojta at math.berkeley.edu
Thu Jul 7 23:06:47 CEST 2011

Well, since it's xdvik and not xdvi that makes that choice of font,
I can't answer definitively.  However, I can hazard a guess that it's in
part because the standard X distribution includes a font that matches,
namely /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/helvR12.pcf.gz aka

As for how to change it, you can edit texmf[-whatever]/xdvi/XDvi, or
change the corresponding X resources.

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

On Thu, Jul 07, 2011 at 07:21:33AM -0700, Pierre MacKay wrote:
> *Warning: Cannot convert string
> "-*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*" to type FontStruct*
> xdvik version 22.84.16 (Xaw toolkit)
> Libraries: kpathsea version 3.5.7, T1lib version 5.0.1
> Why does xdvik use a grimly proprietary Linotype font here?  Can
> anything be done with a fonts.alias entry somewhere to avoid this
> annoyance?
> Be assured that, otherwise, I am very fond of xdvik, which improves
> my typesetting life immensely.  The non-persistent magnifier
> sub-window is way better than any of the more clumsy features I have
> encountered, and its edge can be used to check vertical (or even
> horizontal) alignment when you want to see whether you can safely
> use \hfuzz to gloss over a slightly (very slightly) over-length
> line.
> Pierre MacKay

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