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I am connecting via ssh to virtual machine manager on remote CentOS 6.2 serverand the virtual machine manager window opens but shows no fonts.

The text is just little Squares, cannot read anything on the window, so impossible to use the virtual machine manager.

Any suggestions?

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closed as off topic by mailq, Wesley, mgorven, kce, MDMarra Jun 28 '12 at 13:44

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Well that's useful, mark me down but offer no comment at all. Very helpful! Whoever you are! –  Grant Jun 25 '12 at 7:19
    
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Thanks for your illuminating wisdom it offers no benefit at all. –  Grant Jun 25 '12 at 12:05

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I installed xfonts as well as Liberation fonts on the host and the fonts now display (albeit weird looking). Obviously the CentOS minimal installation does not install the correct fonts required by Virtual Machine Manager.

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dejavu-lgc-sans-fonts is necessary or all the fonts in virt-manager will show as squares: yum install dejavu-lgc-sans-fonts –  Grant Jun 28 '12 at 8:40

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