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Old 05-24-2001, 03:15 PM   #1
cptfuture
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Hi,
hope sb could help me with this issue.
Anytime I start a programm basing on Java (the GUI) from the shell I get the following error-msg:
Font specified in font.properties not found [-adobe-times-medium-r-normal--*-%d-*-*-p-*-iso8859-1]

The same msg comes for some other fonts.

Then there are some msgs like this:

Warning cannot convert String "Alt(key)Return,Alt_Key_KP-Enter" to type Virtual Binding.

Anybody else has this problem or has a solution???
Thanks in advance.

CptFuture
 
Old 05-25-2001, 07:37 PM   #2
prowzen
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Hi,
I came across this in the sun's java forum when I was going thru it today and remembered your post in Linuxquestions. I have cut and pasted the discussion thread below. Hope this helps.

Here is the link....
http://forum.java.sun.com/read/16787...POw87kAAl5D#LR

"
Fonts under Linux by PaulRobinshaw
May 22, 06:52 AM
Forum Home > New To Java Technology

FROM AN EARLIER POST:

This solution is posted at Borlands site.
Get (from MSWindows95/98) the symbol.ttf font (from windows/fonts or whatever) and copy it into your Linux
java fonts directory(jdk1.3.0/jre/lib/fonts).
Then in that same directory edit the "fonts.dir" file. increment the first number by one (eg. change 12 to 13).
Add a line at the bottom to say.. symbol.ttf -urw-symbol-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-adobe-fontspecific
(All on one line, use space bar to make the two columns line up. Do not use Tab bar) "

 
Old 05-26-2001, 11:57 AM   #3
cptfuture
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Ok, this works for the symbol-font.
For others such as Helvetica or Times, I installed them with the TT-K-fontinstaller (KDE) and then it worked..
If sb wonders why backslash or some other keys don't work with jdk1.3 with non-us keyboards: it's a bug in suns jdk1.3. Downloading jdk1.3.1 will fix the problem.

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