[Fontconfig] Overly aggresive English orthography? [was asian font configuration]

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Tue Dec 14 07:22:21 EST 2004

Around 14 o'clock on Dec 13, Owen Taylor wrote:

> If you aren't using Pango-style language tag refinement, this causes
> some bad problems, see, e.g.:
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=107952

Well, that's just a symptom of a more serious issue -- that selection of 
glyphs beyond the orthography of the current locale is driven by font 
suitability for the locale.

Perhaps what we need is a better sorting mechanism for FcFontSort.

What we want is for the list to include fonts that cover the specified 
language(s) to be at the front of the list, and for the remaining elements 
of the list to be sorted without regard to language.

That seems doable, but it may make FcFontSort even slower than it is today.


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