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Re: System fonts

From: Kazunobu Kuriyama
Subject: Re: System fonts
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 18:28:46 +0900
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Yen-Ju Chen wrote:

>> From: Kazunobu Kuriyama <address@hidden>
>> To: Yen-Ju Chen <address@hidden>
>> CC: address@hidden
>> Subject: Re: System fonts
>> Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 00:06:12 +0900
> [snip]
>> I'd like you to try fontconfig. It at least works for Japanese. Since I
>> myself
>> don't know everything about fontconfig, I can't guarantee that it also
>> works for
>> you. Nonetheless, let me show you some hints for the usage.
> [snip]
> I just tried, and it work better for Terminal.app (glyph wide is
> correct).
> But it still doesn't substitute font.
> If I set NSFont as a Chinese font, GNUstep use it to display everything.
> If I don't set NSFont, GNUstep will not display any Chinese glyph.
> In other word, only one font is used to display everything.
> Does font substitute work for you ? 

What a shame! It seems to me that back-xlib was implemented by someone who
might be ignorant of what fontconfig is for.

Sorry for my misleading; I've never thought back-xlib was implemented
in such a way that it spoils fonts.conf.

> By the way, I set "GSFontAntiAlias = YES" and "GSXEnableFontSet" is
> not set.
> I guess back-xlib use fontconfig in this case (font cache is not
> created for GNUstep).

I'm not sure of it, as I don't know what's going on in the internal of
the latest back-xlib.

> Maybe we should write a document in the LanguageSetup.gsdoc about
> using back-xlib. 

Could you tell me it more specifically? What's your idea on that?

- Kazunobu Kuriyama

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