[Fontconfig] A question about font styles
keithp at keithp.com
Tue Mar 8 08:39:17 EST 2005
Around 16 o'clock on Mar 7, Owen Taylor wrote:
> The logic follows, yes. I'd rather not have to explain it to my users
> that way :-)
I'm less concerned about the logical complexity than the outright
impossibility of modifying a selected face with a different slant or
weight. If every font description includes a normative style name, then
you would want to eliminate any API accepting a description which sets the
subordinate style selector values.
It seems like the descriptor would need an informative style set by the
system and a normative style selected by the user.
> (needs extension to handle localized names ...
> get_face_name_for_language() likely)
If you come up with a useful abstraction which you think could live in
Fontconfig, let me know. I'm not going to add (more) code which isn't
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