[Fontconfig] Ignoring bitmap fonts by default

Ambrose Li acli at ada.dhs.org
Mon Jan 31 09:58:41 EST 2005

On Sun, Jan 30, 2005 at 06:29:40PM +0330, Roozbeh Pournader wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-01-30 at 09:09, Keith Packard wrote:
> > The local.conf file included in fontconfig 2.2.99 has a <selectfont> 
> > element which disables all bitmap fonts.
> > 
> > Is this a good idea for a default?
> I believe it is. Bitmap fonts are considered very bad for any "complex"
> scripts, and since fontconfig doesn't handle the cases of fonts that
> claim to support complex scripts but don't have the required additional
> tables yet, ignoring the bitmap fonts (which are the majority of such
> fonts) by default could be considered a workaround until the bug is
> fixed/the feature is implemented.

On the other hand I think it's very important to also explain how to
enable bitmapped fonts.

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