[Fontconfig] language coverage

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Mon Nov 12 12:07:23 PST 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 00:40 -0500, Qianqian Fang wrote:
> do you see any downside to leave the language unspecified in
> the OS/2 table in the font, or, alternatively, use fc-lang data
> alone without looking up the OS/2 table in fontconfig to determine
> coverage?

Yes, of course. Chinese fonts are not suitable for displaying Japanese
text (and vice-versa, of course). They'll get used if you have nothing
else, but if you've got both kinds of fonts, you'll get the right ones.
This also works for Korean and traditional vs simplified Chinese.

keith.packard at intel.com
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