[Fontconfig] problem: cyrillic fonts weren't cached

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Sat Apr 12 02:55:18 EST 2003

Around 20 o'clock on Apr 11, Seva Gluschenko wrote:

> it's strange to see it reports 0 fonts for
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/koi8-1/misc:

Fontconfig (and Xft) are only interested in fonts with a Unicode encoding, 
fontconfig explicitly skips .pcf fonts which are encoded in some other way.

It would be possible to hack fontconfig to support koi8-1 encodings, but 
you'd also have to hack it to discover the PCF encoding through FreeType,
something which would require digging through the PCF private data 
structures from FreeType.


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