Re: Installing fonts

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Le mardi 10 avril 2007 à 17:34 +0100, Thomas Worthington a écrit :
> On Sat, 07 Apr 2007 09:56:16 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot  
> <nicolas.mailhot@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Le samedi 07 avril 2007 à 00:58 +0100, Thomas Worthington a écrit :
> >
> >> How do I install a font such as Frutiger so that styles like "black",
> >> "ultra black", and "Extra Black Condensed" actually do something?  
> >> Another
> >> example would be installing Eurostile such that "Extended #2", "Extended
> >> #2 Bold" etc. work.
> >
> > A lot of this breakage is not at fontconfig but app level. Many apps
> > only recognize the four legacy variants (normal, italic, bold, bold
> > italic). Or if they are intended to recognize more, have a bug somewhere
> > where a coder assumed these four.
> Well, do you have an example of an app which works so that I can test  
> this? Inkscape, Gimp, and Opera, all show the problem. Scribus does not,  
> but I'm under the impression that it does its own font search at startup  
> without recourse to fontconfig.

ask on #dejavu, the folks there are pretty knowledgeable about the apps
that fail to digest their fonts

> > It would really be more productive if you pinged the authors of broken
> > apps instead of faking things at the fontconfig level.
> Tried that.
> > Or you'll be
> > burned in a few years when the binary font cache is replaced by
> > something else.
> That is why I would rather the system worked instead of haveing to hack  
> around it.

The system can only made working at the app level. That's where the bugs


Nicolas Mailhot

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