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Re: [ft-devel] controlling FreeType modules

From: suzuki toshiya
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] controlling FreeType modules
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:04:39 +0900
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Indeed, I think FreeType3 should have some distinction of APIs
between the APIs bound to real single font file, and APIs not
bound to. Maybe I should investigate the existing software and
make a list of referred APIs and their popularity.


Akira TAGOH wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 11:26 PM, Alexei Podtelezhnikov
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> By users I mostly mean:
>> - Cairo and Pango (Behdad ?)
>> - Qt
>> - fontconfig
> Since there are a discussion to support the Composite Font
> Representation in fontconfig, I'd like to see some APIs that
> fontconfig let FreeType know what real fonts they may requires or
> what's the better font if missing because CFR doesn't alllow to have
> the file path for an real font but PostScript font naming.
> This would gives us an opportunity to open CFR with FreeType directly
> and less changes in applications to support it.
> TIA,

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