[CentOS] Missing fonts for tightvnc

Wed Aug 13 12:51:02 UTC 2008
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

Filipe Brandenburger wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 22:42, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote:
>> No. This is Centos 5! So perhaps there is an issue with tightVNC????
> Yes, you may try to create symbolic links to have the fonts on the
> other path.

Just great. Now I get to figure this out... :('

> I'm not an expert on X11 here, but I don't think
> applications would have font paths hardcoded. It might be worth the
> try though. 

So where is the font paths coming from messed up? I note that I do not 
have OpenOffice installed on this system. Perhaps that might make a 

> Where did you install TightVNC from? RPMforge/DAG has an
> RPM for it (version 1.3.9-3.el5.rf for CentOS 5).

Yes. That is what I have and where I got it.

>>> If that still does not fix your problem, then try installing
>>> "fonts-xorg-100dpi" and "fonts-xorg-75dpi" as well.
>> For Centos 5, there are a number of fonts-xorg-100dpi, a '14' a '15' and I
>> don't recall what else I found with the help of yumex.
> I only have xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-100dpi and
> xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-75dpi installed here, and I never had
> problems with fonts.
> ISO8859-1 is a character set also known as Latin-1, it has fonts for
> most western alphabets.
> ISO8859-14 and ISO8859-15 are character sets with special characters
> for (I believe) easter European countries. I believe one of those is
> the same as Latin-1 but with an extra Euro sign, for example. I don't
> think you need those, at least not to run TightVNC. Your problem is
> probably not there.
I have all of these :)