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Re: [changeset] print.m (matlab compatibility)

From: Michael Goffioul
Subject: Re: [changeset] print.m (matlab compatibility)
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 17:44:57 +0000

On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 5:30 PM, Shai Ayal <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 6:15 PM, John W. Eaton <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 10-Mar-2009, Daniel J Sebald wrote:
>> | What Octave should probably be doing behind the scenes is mapping
>> | all names to equivalent names which are system dependent.  For
>> | example, "Helvetica" would get mapped to "Helvetica" on Windows,
>> | "NimbusSansL" on unix.  (Actually, it should probably be mapped to
>> | "NimbusSansL" in both cases since that font is GPL.)
>> So again, every application that needs to do something like this
>> should implement its own solution?  Is there no library that handles
>> these issues?
> perhaps fontconfig
> http://fontconfig.org/wiki/
> is what we need, although It's linux-specific so another solution will
> have to be devised for OSX/Windows

FontConfig works also under Windows. It's included in the precompiled
binaries for windows. I didn't test it, though. But I think it's functional.


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