font-misc-misc out of era

Fri Sep 20 17:21:00 GMT 2013

On 20/09/2013 17:37, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> The X fonts in the package font-misc-misc is out-of-era, from ASCII times,
> so that e.g. if you start xterm -fn 9x18 you wouldn't even see a Euro sign.
> Please replace them with their Unicode versions from

Markus Kuhn's X11 unicode bitmap fonts have been included in the upstream
X.Org package for some years (see [1])

This seems to be an issue with the font specification: "9x18" aliases to
"-misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--18-120-100-100-c-90-koi8-r" (which I don't have
installed on my system, and probably doesn't have a euro character)

$ xterm -fn 9x18
Warning: Cannot convert string "9x18" to type FontStruct
xterm: cannot load font '9x18'
xterm: cannot load font '9x18'

but this works fine:

$ xterm -fn -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--18-120-100-100-c-90-iso10646-1

and I can type € with no problem.

We probably need to do something more intelligent than just using the upstream
font aliases package verbatim to fix this problem.


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