[Fontconfig] conf.d and fake embolding / italics
Michael A. Peters
mpeters at mac.com
Sun Nov 6 15:42:09 PST 2005
On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 17:06 -0500, Patrick Lam wrote:
> I don't have anything against creating
> /etc/fonts/conf.d/artificial-embolden.conf. However, it seems that the
> system administrator can simply create the following
> /etc/fonts/local.conf file:
> <match target="font">
> <!-- check to see if the font is just regular -->
> <test name="weight" compare="less_eq">
> <!-- check to see if the pattern requests bold -->
> <test target="pattern" name="weight" compare="more_eq">
> <!-- set the embolden flag -->
> <edit name="embolden" mode="assign">
> and similarly for italics.
When I tried that - it did not work, I still received double embolding.
I will try again - perhaps I did not have the syntax perfect. I'm pretty
sure that is exactly what I tried (amongst other things).
If it works, I'll close the fedora RFE and report back.
The issue I'm trying to deal with is font vendors that use a different
family name for each face - IE
One solution is of course to edit the fonts so they are in the same
The problem is I'm working on a project that is suppose to "be like
iTunes but for fonts" (fonts can be previewed, and when purchased -
installed for use), and changing the font from how the vendor
distributes it is not acceptable, the font store can not do that.
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