Adding a Font Server

Most Standard fonts are included in X-Win32 by default. However, some custom applications use specific fonts that are not included in the installation. The simplest way to fix the missing fonts problem is to add a font server to the Unix host.

Configuring a font server on the Remote Host

first change the configuration file to listen on the TCP ports

On Linux: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/config
On Solaris: /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fontserver.cfg

  1. Comment out the following line if it exists.

no-listen = tcp

  1. Run the command xfs to start the font server

    Adding the font server in X-Config

  2. Open X-Config
  3. Click on the Font tab
  4. Click Server
  5. Add the remote host name of the computer with the running font server.
  6. The default port is 7100
  7. Press Apply and Restart X-Win32