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Whenever I run an application that has any text in it, I get the following on my bash shell:
Font specified in font properties not found[--symbol-medium-r-normal--*-%d-*-*-p-*-adobe-fontspecific]
Anyone have any idea what is going on here?
thanks,
Sean
 
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Looks like you may need to install more fonts... or specifically specify the font you are using to be a font that exists on your system.
 
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How do I find out which font will work on my system with Java? I tried to set the font to "TimesRoman", but again I got the same error.
Do I need to install more fonts into my system? And if so does anyone know how to do that?
Thanks.
P.s. the above problem is only with gui's, all my console programs work fine.
 
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I guess you're using RedHat so I venture a guess that you're also using the KDE window manager.
I'm not using RedHat so I'm not sure what the distribution includes but I do have KDE, and in KDE with my distribution, under the 'System' menu there is a utility called 'FontManager' that gives raw info about the fonts you have on your system. There are also utilities such as 'showfont' that you can invoke from the command line to get info about specific fonts.
Also try the filesystem failing the FontManager tact: on mine you can find your fonts in the subdirectories beneath /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts.
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