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RH Linux 7.3 + Ment0r HDL Designer = HELP!

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could not create fontset for font

I don't know if this is a RH Linux 7.3 problem, or an
HDL designer problem, but when HDL designer starts up
I get the following error message:

Error:Could not create fontset for font
The following characters can not be drawn with this font

I'm sure this font is installed because I can select in the
Gnome Font Selector.

Anyone have a suggestion???



hdl designer linux

Any ideas??



error:could not create fontset for font

I have the same problem in RH 7.2.

error: could not create fontset for font

Hmm, really!?

I wonder if it's an issue with HDL Des1gner, then.

In my case, the program _seems_ to run fine, and the
menu items, text, etc. look OK. I just hate to see those
error messages...

Does RH 6.2 use the xfs font server to manage fonts,
or is the FontPath hard-coded in the X-windows
configuration file?? I'm thinking of disabling xfs and
letting X manage the fonts directly to see if that helps...


mentor hdl designer how to run under linux


Did you solve this eventually?

I'm having the same problem with Gentoo and HDL Designer 2006.1

I've also noticed there's a support bulliten on Mentor's Website, but i'm not able to access it:

"TechNote mg25665: HDL Designer: Error when invoking tool on Linux RedHat 8.0 or Fedora"
"Symptoms Error when invoking HDL Designer on Linux RedHat 8.0 or Fedora Error: Could not create FontSet for font '-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*'. The following character sets cannot be drawn with this font: Solutions"

Does someone have a mentor registration?

how to use hdl designer on linux

No, sorry. I never found a solution to the problem.

hdl designer help

Hopefully, Today I'll have a chance to visit someone with a mentor registration... So stay tuned!

fedora adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--12

Attached is what I found from Mentor's SupportNet Website.

It didn't help me much... but I though you might wanna give it a try.

mentor hdl author linux

Just Solved it!
(on gentoo)

I only had to create symlinks in my X11R6 Directory:

cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/
ln -s /usr/share/X11/XKeysymDB XKeysymDB
ln -s /usr/share/X11/locale/ locale

and it worked!

good Luck!
adobe-helvetica-medium fedora 11

heedless!! Thanks!! I couldn't figure this out at all, but your solution works for me!


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