[Fontconfig] Re: Multi lingual fontconfig names (was [PATCH] Additional vendor string)

Daichi Kawahata daichi.k at aioros.ocn.ne.jp
Sun Feb 27 19:06:22 EST 2005

On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 22:42:59 -0800
Keith Packard wrote:

> I don't see how these are better than LANG and LC_CTYPE, aside from 
> accepting a list of allowed languages.  We could permit that as an 
> extension for unusual cases, but then we'd want to also use those in
> the font preference mechanism which does currently use LANG, LC_CTYPE
> and LC_ALL.

I'd prefer those familiar variables of course, I'm thinking unusual
cases also.

> In any case, I want to do this in a new API which would accept an
> optional application-provided language tag and return the 'best'
> name from the available list (or perhaps sort the available names
> according to some metric).  Attempting to overload the existing API
> with this new semantic seems like a bad idea.

'sort' sounds fine for me ;-) I'm looking forward to see those


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