Re: Abiword on Xterminals

Subject: Re: Abiword on Xterminals
From: Ben Klaasen (
Date: Sat Dec 11 1999 - 12:27:11 CST

Colin Mattoon wrote:
> "Abiword could not load the following font from the X window System
> display server :
> [-*-Times New Roman-regular-r-*-*-*-0-*-*-*-*-*-*]

...and responded:
>I've got good news for you: you can use AbiWord in a situation like
>this, but it requires a bit more work. The problem is that AbiWord
>needs the contents of the directory
>(or the equivalent of wherever its fonts are stored) in its X font

...finally, Ben Klaasen asks:
I'm using Reflection X on NT as my X server, and I'm seeing exactly the
same problem.

When I look through Reflection's font lists, I don't see any Times New
Roman font listed.

What's the solution in that case? I notice that Reflection X uses a
different font format than that used by AbiWord. Reflection X can work
with BDF or PCF fonts (after converting them to the Windows FON format)
but not AFM "ASCII font metrics" or PFA "PostScript Type 1 font text".

Ben Klaasen

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