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    Default Fonts not found in gtk application

    Since some days I try to install ScicosLab under openSuSE 11.1. Because there
    is no .rpm available for SuSE at all, I tried that one from Fedora and I tried to
    recompile the sources. Both attempts now fail on the same point:
    Starting "scilab + scicos" lead to a bundle of:

    **************************************************************************************
    Unknown font : -adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--*-80-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1
    I'll use font: fixed
    Unknown font : fixed
    Please call an X Wizard !
    **************************************************************************************

    followed by:

    **************************************************************************************
    (scilex:28164): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_string_width: assertion `font !=
    NULL' failed
    **************************************************************************************

    And all graphical Blocks and Palettes are without letters, so it's unusable.

    So because I'm not a X-Wizard, I try my best to call one her in this forum
    All mentioned fonts are visible in KDEs
    Configure Desktop -> Computer Administration -> Font Installer
    no problem there, all mentioned ones are installed.

    Here is my environment:
    ScicosLab 4.3 by sources from .tar.gz compiled fine and by Fedora .RPM
    openSuse 11.1 (which already have an Scicos
    4.2 within there repositories,
    but I want to use the 4.3)
    KDE 4.2
    IBM ThinkPad T40p (only for ad of this really
    good old workhorse, should
    not be important for my
    problem :-)

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    Default Re: Fonts not found in gtk application

    Quote Originally Posted by egkokn4v
    Since some days I try to install ScicosLab under openSuSE 11.1. Because
    there
    is no .rpm available for SuSE at all, I tried that one from Fedora and
    I tried to
    recompile the sources. Both attempts now fail on the same point:
    Starting "scilab + scicos" lead to a bundle of:

    **************************************************************************************

    Unknown font : -adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--*-80-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1

    I'll use font: fixed
    Unknown font : fixed
    Please call an X Wizard !
    **************************************************************************************


    followed by:

    **************************************************************************************

    (scilex:28164): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_string_width: assertion `font !=
    NULL' failed
    **************************************************************************************


    And all graphical Blocks and Palettes are without letters, so it's
    unusable.

    So because I'm not a X-Wizard, I try my best to call one her in this
    forum
    All mentioned fonts are visible in KDEs
    Configure Desktop -> Computer Administration -> Font Installer
    no problem there, all mentioned ones are installed.

    Here is my environment:
    ScicosLab 4.3 by sources from .tar.gz compiled fine and by Fedora
    RPM
    openSuse 11.1 (which already have an Scicos
    4.2 within there repositories,
    but I want to use the 4.3)
    KDE 4.2
    IBM ThinkPad T40p (only for ad of this really
    good old workhorse, should
    not be important for my
    problem :-)
    Hi
    Why not post your question in the opensuse-education sub forum. They
    will probably be able to look at upgrading the version in the
    repositories?

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    Default Re: Fonts not found in gtk application

    Hi all,
    some X-wizard helped me a lot in fixing this problem.
    What we did:
    Ignored the gtk version of Scicos and only use the X11 one:
    "./configure --without-gtk2"
    Patch the file accessing the fonts:
    routines/graphics/periX11.c
    by replace all "iso8859" by "iso10646"

    Now it works like a charm (even if the X11 user-interface looks very old-fashioned, it is quite ergonomic)
    Achim

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