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WebSphere AppServer Font Problem

Last post: Saturday, April 19, 2003 2:56 PM by Support, 3 reply

Saturday, April 12, 2003 4:45 AM - John Trasti

WebSphere AppServer Font Problem

I am attempting to install WebSphere AppServer v5.0 on AIX 5.1.
using XManager.

I have the font server running on the AIX machine.
Natively it installs fine.

On Xmanager I get an error message saying it cannot find the font

I look at the font directories on the AIX machine and can find fonts
named -lucidia-medium-r-normal.... but not ones with the "b&h"

I am wondering is something not getting passed from the AIX to the Xmanager?

Xmanager will substitute a font, but the testing we are doing requires we see the actual font.

Thanks in advance
Best Regards

Saturday, April 12, 2003 5:51 AM - Support

Re: WebSphere AppServer Font Problem

If you would like to use the exact fonts requested by WebSphere, you should copy any missing fonts from AIX into Xmanager.

First of all, read "C:Program FilesXmanager1.3.9Xmanager.log" file for all fonts not installed in Xmanager. And then you need to search for the fonts in AIX machine. This is not an easy task.

For futher support, post Xmanager.log file after running the WebSphere.

Technical Support
Thursday, April 17, 2003 2:08 AM - John Trasti

Re: Re: WebSphere AppServer Font Problem

I believe I have tracked down the location of the font.
The font.properties file is in a directory /usr/sys/inst.images/023_EE_AIX32_SBCS/db2/install/prt/udbee/prt_2.4/java/lib

Here is the part of the font.properties file that calls the font Xmanager reports it cannt find

# DialogInput font definition

The next thing I did was to create a directory /usr/lib/X11/fonts/jre131 and copied the Lucida fonts into the directory.
Then I edited the /usr/lpp/X11/lib/X11/fs/config file and added that directory to the list of directories being served by the font server.

I stopped and restarted the font server. The verified the Xmanager session was seeing the font server by executing the xset command from the Xmanager session. The showed tcp/hostname:7100 followed by the list of the local fonts.

It seems that the Xmanager session is not picking something up from teh font.properties file being called by the WebSphere Setup.

These fonts are True Type fonts being served up from within the java part of the WAS installation.

Any ideas?

Thanks in Advance
Best regards


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Saturday, April 19, 2003 2:56 PM - Support

Re: Re: Re: WebSphere AppServer Font Problem

Sorry for the late response.

If the font server supports true type fonts, you can register all java related fonts to the server so that Xmanager can get access to the fonts.

We are trying to test the WebSphere in our environment. If you can provide us with the following information, it would be a great help.:

- A screen shot of the problem window which displays fonts incorrectly.
- A screen shot of the problem window which displays fonts correctly. (You can get this screen from the Unix console.)
- Any error messages displayed by Xmanager. (Do not edit, just copy & paste the messages.)

Please mail to support@netsarang.com.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Technical Support