Problem solved! (for me at least)
SuSE 9.2 didn't have the latin-1 (8859-1) versions of the lucida fonts, only the unicode versions! And because of that xview matched the lucida names to the unicode fonts, but couldn't load them since unicode have two bytes per character.
I couldn't find those latin-1 versions among the supplied fonts on the DVD, but I took all (69, I think) lucida latin-1 fonts from Red Hat 7.2 and installed them through the Font installer in SuSE. Probably the fonts exists on SuSE 9.1 also if xview worked there.
And now the programs with xview works!!