[cairo] OpenType font variations and cairo
behdad.esfahbod at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 23:58:36 UTC 2017
On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 7:53 PM, Adrian Johnson <ajohnson at redneon.com>
> On 29/09/17 09:02, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 7:29 PM, Adrian Johnson <ajohnson at redneon.com
> > I looked into it and it seems to be the same problem Matthias fixed
> > a827d7e515c7c. I applied a similar patch to fontconfig (see attached)
> > and fc-cache and fc-query now work.
> > Yeah, bad bad FreeType. Humm. Not sure if I like to take that patch. I
> > prefer to bump required FreeType version to 2.8.1. Suggest we do the
> > same to cairo and clean up all old #ifdef's.
> I don't think we should bump the FT requirement to 2.8.1 until that
> version or later is widely available in distros. Otherwise it creates an
> extra burden for anyone who wants to build cairo and doesn't need to use
> variable fonts.
Yeah, but who builds cairo manually anyway...
> I suggest we disable variations internally in cairo for FT < 2.8.1 and
> print a warning during configure that font variations needs FT >= 2.8.1
> I do agree we could move the FT minimum to something more recent and
> drop all the old FT #ifdefs.
Sure, if that's what you prefer. Give me a minimum version and I'll do the
patch. That said, I just bumped fontconfig requirement to 2.8.1. So
distros, etc, will have to carry forward (which is good).
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