[Fontconfig] Localizing font family and style names

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Wed Dec 1 16:39:32 EST 2004

Around 11 o'clock on Dec 1, "Xie Qian" wrote:

> IMO, using the order in the font may not produce a desirable result. As the
> order of different name will affect application's font listing manner
> rather than actual font matching, why don't let applications decide which
> order is appropriate?

The application will get an element containing all of the names and can 
pick among them at will.  The ordering only affects naïve clients which 
will use the first in the list.

I'm not planning on reordering the list returned to applications; is there 
some reason it should?


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