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Re: FYI pango/font status

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: FYI pango/font status
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2005 10:31:59 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Han-Wen Nienhuys writes:

>> We need a new command to select the backend -- I propose \TeXformat
>> and \PSformat so that the `-f ps' and `-f tex' switches become
>> obsolete.
> And SVG/Gnome/whatever-we-come-up-with-next? I disagree with this
> idea.

In fact, I would like to remove as much non-musical stuff from .ly as
posible.  As a simple example, the decision of whether or not to
produce MIDI should be made from the command line only.

> I did some more research. It's possible to add a "designsize" property
> to FcFontPattern. In fact, any property may be added, since properties
> are generic. The distressing thing is that Pango does not expose it's
> fontconfig interface to the world, so it's unclear whether we can
> instruct Pango to use the designsize.

Maybe we should just (make a short annoucement that Lily now has GNOME
output and uses PANGO to render fontsn and) ask on desktop-devel-list
or gtk-i18n-list.


Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter       |

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