once again I come to ask how something works because I can’t seem to figure it out…
I like to use xfig to draw figures for things. When I moved to void, I was pleased to find xfig was available. However, after installing it, I noticed that all text looks the same, regardless of size and font selection, until I export the .fig, e.g. to a pdf, where suddenly the text appears with correct size and font.
Launching xfig from terminal results in the message
Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
after which the program starts and behaves as described above.
Searching the internet, I found that it might be the locale (my locale is de_DE.UTF-8), but setting LC_ALL to C, and then launching xfig didn’t solve anything.