[Fontconfig] Caching Postscript names

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Tue Jun 3 12:28:59 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-06-03 at 12:18 -0400, Isaiah Beerbower wrote:

> I am working on GNUstep's (http://www.gnustep.org/) font support. One
> of GNUstep's goals is to implement the OpenStep specification
> (http://www.gnustep.org/resources/OpenStepSpec.pdf.gz). Fontconfig is
> already being used by GNUstep, however, in order to properly implement
> the OpenStep standard  the Postscript name should be used to uniquely
> reference a font. Right now GNUstep is using the full font name,
> however, it would be better if the Postscript name was cached so that
> it could be used instead. So my final question is: what are the pros
> and cons to adding the Postscript name to the properties which
> Fontconfig caches?
> I've included a patch (below) which adds the functionality.

That seems fine, however note that this won't let you search for fonts
by postscript name. If you want to do that, you can modify the font
matching code to look for postscript names in the pattern.

keith.packard at intel.com
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