OSDL DTL Tech Board: Fonts & Linux (Thu, Aug 31)
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Sun Sep 3 08:18:52 EEST 2006
Jan Claeys wrote:
> IMHO those TrueType font files have incorrect font family fields.
> (But the reason for that is that the foundries have to do this because
> Windows font family handling is broken--Mac TrueType fonts might have
> this different!)
IIUC, Qt reads the Mac data from TrueType font files. IAC, this means
that it isn't going to get fixed so FontConfig is going to need to
> I'm not 100% sure what you mean by "16 faces in a jumbled order", but
> there must be a better solution than copying Windows's broken behaviour.
In the GNOME font chooser dialog all 16 of the fonts I listed with the
family name "Helvetica" are listed under "Helvetica" the "Family"
window. So, there are 16 selections available in the: "Style" window
and they are NOT sorted into any logical order:
Condensed Light Oblique
Condensed Bold Oblique
Narrow Bold Oblique
So, we have three categories:
all jumbled together. If I had more Helvetica faces, it would be worse.
If we are going to have them all in the same window, I would suggest
sorting them in some logical order.
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