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Old 11-03-2006, 06:43 PM   #1
Jiawen
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XMMS 1.2.10 menu font problem


I just upgraded to Mandriva 2007 free edition. I installed XMMS 1.2.10, and it plays fine and the main interface (the playlist, etc.) looks fine, but all the menu fonts are garbage. It looks like XMMS is trying to use the wrong font to display the characters. (I tried to get a screenshot but the menus are only visible when I right-click and I can't figure out how to get a screenshot without losing the focus on the menus.)

I run Mandriva in Chinese-Taiwan (zh_TW.Big5) locale.

I saw a similar thread here but it gave no actual answers and I'm not sure it was the same problem I'm having.

I've also seen pages discussing similar problems but I can't figure out how they apply to my specific problem.

How to I get XMMS to not use garbage characters/fonts to display things?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-04-2006, 11:21 PM   #2
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Concerning screenshots, you can use the Gimp to capture a screenshot after a number of seconds delay, or you can run something like the following command in a terminal:
Code:
sleep 1 && import -window root ~/screenshot-$(date +%F)--$(date +%T).png
The number following "sleep" is the number of seconds delay before getting the screenshot.

Anyway, if you open the xmms preferences window with CTRL-P there is a "Fonts" tab that has some font settings. Have you tried changing those settings?
 
Old 11-05-2006, 12:38 AM   #3
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But if I can't read the fonts, how would I know which one is the "Fonts" tab?

Okay, I figured it out by guessing... But those only seem to apply to the main GUI, not the menus, as in the pages I linked to.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 01:45 AM   #4
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I wasn't sure if the preferences screen was messed up like the context menu.

I'd try compiling from source, and pass the "--disable-nls" configure option. I think it's getting confused by your locale, probably trying to use a different one since yours isn't supported.

Is there an "xmms.mo" file in /usr/share/locale/zh_TW.Big5/LC_MESSAGES ? I think that it's using the one in /usr/share/locale/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES instead.
 
  


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