cygwin 1.7.0-63 problems with X programs

Corinna Vinschen
Sun Nov 8 11:03:00 GMT 2009

On Nov  7 09:27, Eliot Moss wrote:
> Like another user, I had difficulty getting X to fire up.
> After setting LANG=en_US.UTF-8 I got farther, but these issues
> remain:
> Each xterm, xemacs, and xclock I start outputs this:
> Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
> I also get a series of:
> twm: warning: font for charset XXX is lacking.
> Where XXX is replaced by each of these in turn:
> JISX0208.1983-0
> KSC5601.1987-0
> GB2312.1980-0
> Those three lines repeat 6 times.
> Also:

> 1) the whole deal takes noticeably longer to start
> 2) xemacs does not receive its normal geometry from .Xdefaults
> 3) each xterm started from .xinitrc has a blank line
>    before the initial bash prompt, that wasn't present before

I can reproduce that, but I can't make any sense of it.  What on earth
does that have to do with setting LANG to "en_US.UTF-8"?!?

I'll redirect this to the cygwin-xfree list.


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