[Fontconfig] fontconfig 2.2.3 only works with iso8859-1

Owen Taylor otaylor at redhat.com
Sat Feb 26 08:34:38 EST 2005

On Fri, 2005-02-25 at 22:22 +0100, Haakon Riiser wrote:

> > Misencoding input text in order to match a misencoded (or
> > misinterpreted) font is one of the ultimate evils of the font
> > and text handling world.
> I don't see it as a problem, but OK.  Here's another idea: how
> about making it possible to define aliases for font encodings in
> fonts.conf?  Then I could tell fontconfig that IBM cp437 is another
> name for ISO8859-1; there would be no side effect for people who
> don't specifically ask for it, and everyone is happy. :-)

cp-437 and iso-8859-1 are *not* the same. If you don't care, 
munge your font, just don't give it to anybody else.


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