trouble with fonts

Bert Thomas
Fri Jul 24 09:29:00 GMT 2009

> Can you be a bit more specific about the nature of the remote host with 
> applications which have this problem?  Have you seen the applications 
> render their fonts correctly on other remote X servers?

I installed the X server package on the remote machine and that solved 
the problem. It's pretty silly, as the remote machine might not even 
have a physical screen attached, but it solved the problem. I assume 
because the X application I'm running uses fonts from a local source I 

I don't understand this fully. I've red somewhere that X applications 
use a font server. Do they connect to this font server over the same 
connection as the X server? Thus, if I use a putty X tunnel, does that 
tunnel provide a path to the font server as well?

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