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Re: Font problems in Linux

Nick Bower <bowern@ses.curtin.edu.au> wrote in message
> Hi.  After upgrading to Mandrake 7.1 (using XFree86 v4.0.1), I've found
> IDL is not displaying fonts properly on the faces of widgets.  All the
> characters look like empty squares.
> I was using:
> widget_control, default_font='8x13'
> So I changed this to use a specific font:
> widget_control, default_font = $
> '-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--12-120-75-75-m-70-iso8859-1'
> This rectifies the problem for widget faces, but the text inside
> dialog_pickfile dialogs is still garbled.
> Can anyone help me understanding this?

I seem to recall a similar problem on Sun Solaris. In that case, the only
way I could change the font in dialog_pickfile was to set the following
resource in $HOME/.Xdefaults

Idl*fontlist: 7x13

This is the only X resource I normally set for IDL.