[Fontconfig] Fontconfig 2.1.94

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Sun Apr 20 02:45:52 EST 2003

Around 13 o'clock on Apr 19, Vadim Plessky wrote:

> Can you please elaborate what do you mean under "support  for Bitstream Vera 
> families of fonts"?

The Vera fonts have GASP entries requesting that hinting be disabled below 
8ppem, but FreeType (or perhaps Xft) don't look in those tables, 
preferring to use the INSTCTRL instruction in the bytecode stream to 
disable hinting at small sizes.  The Vera fonts don't (yet) have this 
instruction included in the 'prep' tables, so they're getting hinted at 
small sizes.

I stuck hacks in the default fonts.conf file to turn off hinting at small 

I also added Vera to the list of fonts selected in the default generic 
aliases so that users would see them in the right places.

> But if you mean here hard-coding Vera names in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf - than 
> can you please exmplain what is needed to add support for my fonts which 
> would be released soon?

If you've got fonts that will be widely distributed with open source 
systems, then we can add them to the generic aliases.


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