[cairo] [poppler] Printing with poppler on Windows

Bobby Salazar bobby8934 at inbox.com
Wed May 7 16:22:14 PDT 2008

In my view, this is partly the fault of Cairo, since in Cairo it's not really Win32 font -- it's more like WinNT font because it lacks support for Win9x.

Also, IIRC, David Turner submitted a patch over a year ago that allowed Cairo to build FreeType with or without fontconfig. If this patch was applied, I believe the problem would be resolved. In any case, FreeType doesn't need fontconfig for anything at all, so it would be prudent to allow building Cairo without fontconfig.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cworth at cworth.org
> Sent: Wed, 07 May 2008 14:27:04 -0700
> To: astrand at cendio.se
> Subject: Re: [cairo] [poppler] Printing with poppler on Windows
> On Wed, 7 May 2008 11:24:20 +0200 (CEST), Peter Åstrand wrote:
>> Cairo seems to have built in support for using the Win32 font system
>> instead of Freetype, but unfortunately this path is not possible with
>> Poppler, as it requires Freetype.
> Cairo does have support for the win32 font system, yes. If poppler
> doesn't have code to use that support, then that's definitely the
> piece missing here, (in my view, anyway).
> -Carl

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