Re: [NTLK] Help me out, please?

From: Paul Nuernberger (
Date: Thu Feb 28 2002 - 20:50:33 EST

Just for the record (all that follows is IIRC), FontWidths is a package
supplied by Apple for the eMate ONLY. It (allegedly) did some voodoo with
the fonts for the eMate display which is landscape, as opposed to all other
newts where the display is portrait by default (landscape possible starting
with NOS2.0). I believe it had something to do with font metrics and human
perception ...

Also, IIRC, it was NEVER intended for use on other than the eMate. I would
assume that you are using something other than an eMate if you are having
problems with the package (unless it is simply corrupted).

Paul Nuernberger

> From: Dave Caolo <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 18:51:19 -0500
> To: <>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Help me out, please?
> on 2/28/02 5:35 PM, Laurent Daudelin at
> wrote:
>> On 28/02/02 14:18, "dave c" <> wrote:
>>> I know I'm a newb, and that you all are generally
>>> annoyed by us, but I was not able to find the answer
>>> to my question in the FAQ. I get an error whenever I
>>> try to read mail, or select the "font" option of
>>> packages that offer that option. A soft reset yielded
>>> the message "there was [trouble] with the package
>>> KFontWidths." Should I trash the pack. FontWidths?
>>> If so, where and how do I replace it? Could not find
>>> anything in unna. I want to get this functionality.
>>> Thanks.
>> I don't specifically know what FontWidths does, but yes, you could freeze it
>> (using a free freezing utilities, like Freeze Utilities from Standalone Inc.
>> and then do a soft reset. Where did you get this FontWidths and what is it
>> supposed to do?
>> -Laurent.
> I don't know what it's supposed to do, or where it came from. I deleted it,
> restarted, and all has been well. I can now access font prefs across
> packages. Odd. Well, the good news is things are back to normal.
> Dave

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