[Fontconfig] Re: conf.d and fake embolding / italics

sunmoon1997 sunmoon1997 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 6 18:03:03 PST 2005

I do something like following.
  <match target="font" >
        <test name="family" qual="any" >
          <string>Arial Black</string>
        <edit mode="assign" name="weight" >
        <edit mode="assign" name="style" >

Michael A. Peters wrote:
> 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">
>>                         <int>100</int>
>>                 </test>
>>                 <!-- check to see if the pattern requests bold -->
>>                 <test target="pattern" name="weight" compare="more_eq">
>>                         <int>200</int>
>>                 </test>
>>                 <!-- set the embolden flag -->
>>                 <edit name="embolden" mode="assign">
>>                         <bool>false</bool>
>>                 </edit>
>>         </match>
>>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
> LucidaMonoEFOP-Roman
> LucidaMonoEFOP-Bold
> LucidaMonoEFOP-RomanItalic
> etc
> One solution is of course to edit the fonts so they are in the same
> family.
> 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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