font display problem with DecWindows appl. on SUN

font display problem with DecWindows appl. on SUN

Post by Bart Selder » Wed, 01 Nov 1995 04:00:00

I tried to run a DecWindows application (VMS 5.5) remote on my SUN
workstation (Solaris  2.4).

When I run this application I got a font error, so I took the
DECwindows_on_X11R4_font.alias and installed it on my SUN.

My application runs now, but it looks terrible; I couldn't read any text.
Therefore I looked which font was used. One of the fonts, which was used
by this application, was


I displayed this font using the alias file with xfd, but the characters
are unreadable. I tried several other mappings, but nothing works. The
character set was totally unreadable.


   Who can give me any suggestion what to do to make this working?


Wilhelm Wenzel

SKF Engineering & Research Centre B.V.
Nieuwegein, the Netherlands


font display problem with DecWindows appl. on SUN

Post by Peter Delgad » Thu, 02 Nov 1995 04:00:00

Fonts are distributed in Binary Distribution Format (bdf) in X11R4 and need
to be compiled for a a given server.  Fonts are ditributed in Portable
Compiled Format (pcf) in X11R5 and do not need to be compiled.

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