Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 816658
xemacs warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
Last modified: 2012-04-26 12:11:27 EDT
Description of problem:
when starting xemacs from the command line it gives the warning "Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open terminal
2. type xemacs
3. there's the warning
the warning is given
there shouldn't be a warning
The problem can be solved by installing the terminus-fonts package. Perhaps the rpm should add a depencency requirement for that package.
This is not an XEmacs bug. Please see bug 478370, especially comments 13 and 17. The bug is that Fedora ships a libX11-common package with an XLC_LOCALE file for en_US.UTF-8 that requires ISO8859-13, but there are no xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-13-* packages. This is a generic X11 bug, not specific to XEmacs.
The XEmacs package doesn't requires terminus-fonts; it works fine for most users without that package installed, so adding the suggested Requires is wrong. Feel free to file a bug against the libX11 package if the warning message bothers you. I personally think that the ISO8859-13 requirement should be removed from the en_US.UTF-8 locale, but what do I know?