[Fontconfig] Forcing Artificial Italics on Fonts That *DO* Have One Available?

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Mon Aug 4 22:57:20 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-08-05 at 08:39 +0300, Vasile Gaburici wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 7:22 AM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > I have a couple of ideas:
> >
> >  - Ban all Italic fonts so fontconfig does not see them at all. (may
> > use target=scan for this, not sure).
> This one is bad. Fonts have italic versions for a reason: some have
> different glyph shapes, which aren't simply oblique versions of the
> regular upright font. Also, some fonts like Latin Modern Serif even
> have an upright italic version.

If a user wants to configure his fontconfig to do that, why do *you*


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