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Re: [PATCH] GSoC #10 new font engine (UTF-8 support+bugfix)

From: Bean
Subject: Re: [PATCH] GSoC #10 new font engine (UTF-8 support+bugfix)
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 12:52:51 +0800

On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 6:57 AM, Vesa Jääskeläinen <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jerone Young wrote:
>> I just paid attention to this (sorry). So everything seems fine. But the
>> dependency on  a proprietary java stack  to generate fonts isn't good. Does
>> it happen to work with gcc java ?
> Paying attention is not a bad thing as such :)
> Never tried it myself but it should work. There isn't anything special
> on it. As long as Java 1.5 is being supported.
> Anyway... idea was to get rid of it as soon as possible. I just didn't
> feel right to hold features because of this.


I think we can use freetype2 library. It supports both bitmap and
outline fonts, and we don't need to parse font file ourselves. BTW,
where can I find document on the new font format ?


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