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Re: Why dose art not use fontconfig?

From: Jeff Teunissen
Subject: Re: Why dose art not use fontconfig?
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 13:29:14 -0400
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Isaiah Beerbower wrote:
> I'm not going to waist my breath arguing over what my app may, or may
> not, be capable of doing. Since the feature in question hasn't been
> implemented yet, you can hardly argue either way.
> (:

Well, you *did* describe the feature as being, effectively, a glorified
mknfonts -- which is useful, but not sufficient. I would suggest something
more interactive, so the human using the program gets a chance to affect the


By the way, there was a (commercial) font manager for NeXTStep called
FontMonger IIRC that would take Adobe Type 1 fonts for the Mac and Windows,
build groups of .font packages (a .font contains only one face, so you need
them in groups to get a full font family), and generate screen fonts to reside
inside them. It was rather nice. IIRC, at some point it did some (rather poor)
conversions from TrueType to Type 1 (it had to be poor since TrueType fonts
contain quadratic B├ęzier splines, while PostScript/PDF/etc. use cubic).


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