[Fontconfig] A question about font styles

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Tue Mar 8 05:26:28 EST 2005

Around 13 o'clock on Mar 7, Ambrose Li wrote:

> I have been wondering whether someone has entertained the idea
> that fontconfig (or some other layer) can have a config file
> that specifies something like "the italic version of this
> font is that font" or "the bold version of this font is that
> font", or, "to get CJK/Cyrillic/Hebrew/Arabic characters from
> this font, use that font".

You can do this when matching fonts, but you can't change what names are 
returned for each font.  I've avoided this strenuously because of 
trademark issues; font vendors get very nervous when you talk about 
representing their fonts with different names.


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