xfce + text display problems

Patrick Wiseman pwiseman at mindspring.com
Wed Jun 12 18:50:02 CEST 2002

On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Christopher_Law wrote:

> When I started up X all the text displayed as blocks [][][][][], but
> any apps started from an xconsole would display fine.

I had this happen a few weeks ago.  Go to setup (the pallette icon on the
panel), select XFce, and go down to "Font style".  Select "Browse".  You
may find that all the text in there appears as little boxes.   At least in
my case, that was because the font selector was defaulting to iso10646-1
instead of iso8859-1.  What you'll need to do is move down about 5 places
in the "Font Style:" box and then select the "OK" button.  You may need to
experiment a bit to get text back!



Patrick Wiseman
pwiseman at mindspring.com
Linux user #17943

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