Description of problem: Fonts that I could select in gnome-terminal (in
particular, console8x16) could not be used by xterm. I tracked it down
to the fact that bitmap-fonts were not present in the catalogue setting
of /etc/X11/fs/config. Adding /usr/share/fonts/bitmap-fonts and
restarting xfs fixed the problem.
I'm not sure if this is a problem with bitmap-fonts or xfs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): From
clean install of FC2-test2
We've never added these fonts to the xfs configuration and
I don't think make sense to start doing so.
The bitmap-fonts package is specifically a small set of
bitmap fonts to be used with the fontconfig/Xft font
system that replaces xfs and the old core X fonts.
Most of the fonts in this package duplicate fonts in
the primary X fonts directory; having them in two places
in the Xfs configuration could produce unexpected results.
Ahhh, I see. So the "correct" way to fix my original problem is to copy
the console8x16 font into /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/. Any chance of
getting that font added to the xorg-x11-base-fonts?