Universal themes: a proposal
Liam R E Quin
liam at holoweb.net
Sat Apr 10 12:06:23 PDT 2010
On Sat, 2010-04-10 at 20:45 +0200, François Revol wrote:
> Le Sat, 10 Apr 2010 13:54:50 -0400, Liam R E Quin a écrit :
> > On Sat, 2010-04-10 at 17:15 +0200, François Revol wrote:
> > [...]
> > > Again, it makes sense for OSes that do have centralized package
> > > management...
> > What you need is font configuration, not package management.
> > Try running fc-list on your system.
> Haiku doesn't have font config. It doesn't use X11 either.
You could have fontconfig without X11, at least in principle.
> > Probably what you need to specify is a place where applications
> > should
> > look for fonts - e.g. ~/.fonts - and a way to include a set of fonts
> > (a single font for all of Unicode is technically possible, but runs
> > into difficulties when you intermix e.g. Korean and Chinese, where
> > the
> > same Unicode character (code-point) must map into different font/
> > glyphc
> Some OSes have automatic Unicode block remapping to provide fallbacks
> for glyphs not present in fonts.
Yes. but that's not exactly what I was talking about.
> > I'm not sure why you're so worried about people running a themable
> > desktop on systems without package management. This is 2010. Yes,
> > sure, there are a few hobbyists building their own distributions, but
> In case you didn't read before, I'm thinking about Haiku, which doesn't
> yet have centralized package mgmt. Many other OSes don't either.
I think the right answer is to add package management to Haiku first,
and then use it.
> Haiku doesn't follow most XDG specs either due to not using X11...
This is, however, the XDG list...
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