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Old 22nd January 2008, 10:44 PM
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need fonts of specific sizes

Hi,

I recently installed Fedora 8. I use the statistical programming language named R.
When I try certain plotting operations in R, I get a message indicating that R cannot find a 6 point font and the plotting operation aborts, which is a big problem for me.

R's specification for the fonts it is using is
"-adobe-helvetica-%s-%s-*-*-%d-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"

If I use xlsfonts to see what fonts I have on my system, I get the following:
...
-adobe-helvetica-bold-o-normal--11-80-100-100-p-60-iso10646-1
-adobe-helvetica-bold-o-normal--11-80-100-100-p-60-iso8859-1
-adobe-helvetica-bold-o-normal--14-100-100-100-p-82-iso10646-1
-adobe-helvetica-bold-o-normal--14-100-100-100-p-82-iso8859-1
...

So the Fedora 8 X server has the fonts R needs in point sizes 11, 14, and higher, but not in 6, 8 or 10 point.

Is there some way for me to get the X Server to have the 6, 8 and 10 point versions of these fonts?

Thanks very much.

-Ben
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Old 23rd January 2008, 04:05 PM
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The solution turned out to be to download and install the rpm's below. -Ben
xorg-x11-fonts-100dpi-7.2-3.fc8.noarch.rpm
xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi-7.2-3.fc8.noarch.rpm
xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-100dpi-7.2-3.fc8.noarch.rpm
xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-75dpi-7.2-3.fc8.noarch.rpm
xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-2-100dpi-7.2-3.fc8.noarch.rpm
xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-2-75dpi-7.2-1.fc8.noarch.rpm
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Old 24th January 2008, 07:25 PM
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Could you post your /etc/X11/fs/config and the catalogue entries if it's pointing to a directory? I'm having troubles getting openoffice to recognize helvetica fonts, even though they're on my system.
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Old 24th January 2008, 10:10 PM
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I don't know what you mean by catalogue entries, but if you can give me more pointers I'll be happy to try to let you know what's in mine.

I have Fedora 8 and it does not seem to have an /etc/X11/fs directory.
Here's what's in /etc/X11
$ ls /etc/X11
applnk/ twm/ Xmodmap xorg.conf.livna-config-backup
fontpath.d/ xdm/ xorg.conf Xresources
prefdm* xinit/ xorg.conf.backup

I thought maybe xorg.conf might correspond to the /etc/X11/fs/config that you are interested in, so below is the contents of my /etc/X11/xorg.conf. It was written by nvidia-settings, which is a program that I think I got when I installed the driver for my video card.

-Ben

-------------------------------------- begin /etc/X11/xorg.conf ------------------------------------

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Wed Sep 5 19:30:08 PDT 2007

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"

EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "DELL 1905FP"
HorizSync 30.0 - 83.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 76.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "Quadro NVS 280 SD"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "metamodes" "CRT-0: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, CRT-1: nvidia-auto-select +1280+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
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