"Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen(a)xemacs.org> writes:
Do you have any suggestion for a reliably available default font?
Looking at the platforms I have available I have to conclude it's
going to be platform-specific. :-(
Could we try a list of default fonts? Anyway, I'm pretty sure I do
have a "Courier" font on my installation.
You can test the hypothesis that fontconfig returned a bogus font
./xemacs -xrm 'XEmacs.defaults.attributeFont: Bitstream Vera Mono-12:dpi=100'
Substitute an available family and a correct dpi, or you can omit
dpi if your X server is configured to tell the truth (neither
Xfree86 nor X.org does in my experience).
I get the same crash with both 75 and 100 dpi, and I'm pretty sure I
have the Vera font family, as I'm using it in other applications.