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Warning: Cannot convert string..

lowpy
Occasional Contributor

Warning: Cannot convert string..

I'm running a RP3440 with HPUX 11i. When i start apps, the terminal will display a warning message. How do we solve the following?

warning: cannot convert string "-adobe-helveltica-bold-r-normal--10-200-75-75-p-60-iso8859-1" to type Fontstruct
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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Warning: Cannot convert string..

> [...] HPUX 11i. [...]

Not a very detailed description of the OS.

uname -a

> [...] apps [...]

Which "apps"?

> How do we solve the following?

Install the missing font? Add the missing
font to your font path?
lowpy
Occasional Contributor

Re: Warning: Cannot convert string..

OS is ver 1. Is it important for the "apps" to be defined? It is an in-house application.

Well, i am suspecting if it is an missing font but not sure where to start from.

Where to locate the font? If it is not there how would i install it?
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Warning: Cannot convert string..

> Is it important for the "apps" to be
> defined? It is an in-house application.

Typically, an application either uses fonts
which come with the OS, or else the people
who supply the application also supply the
fonts which it needs. If I know nothing
about the application, then I have no idea
whom to blame for a missing font.

Who installed this application? Did she also
install the required fonts?

> [...] not sure where to start from.

man -k font
man xset


I don't have an HP-UX system up at the
moment, so I can't easily explore much, but
a command like, say,
xset q
might show you the current font path, which
might give you a clue as to which fonts are
available now. The missing font might be in
some nearby directory which hasn't been
added to the font path.

Did this stuff stop working recently, or is
this a new installation, or what?
lowpy
Occasional Contributor

Re: Warning: Cannot convert string..

Thanks.. i'll take a look.

Old application was running fine on a J5000 (HPUX 10.20). Now migrating to RP3440.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Warning: Cannot convert string..

> [...] Now migrating to RP3440.

In that case, comparing the font paths (and
the actual font file trees) between the two
systems should help. I know nothing, but I'd
guess that you can copy font files from the
older system to the newer one. Depending on
what you copy around, you may need to rebuild
a font directory.

man mkfontdir