Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

XView warning: Cannot load font set 'string' (Font Package)


This message from the XView library warns that a requested font is not installed on the X server. Often multiple warnings are displayed for the same font. The set of available fonts can vary from release to release.


To see which fonts are available on the X server, run the xlsfonts(1) program. Then specify another font name that you see in the output of xlsfonts(1). Sometimes you can locate a similar font from a different vendor.

Technical Notes

Two packages of X windows fonts are: the common but not required fonts (SUNWxwcft), and the optional fonts (SUNWxwoft). Run pkginfo(1) to see if both packages are installed, and add them to the system as you desire.