[Fontconfig] Caching Postscript names

Isaiah Beerbower public at ipaqah.com
Tue Jun 3 13:11:36 PDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 3:28 PM, Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> wrote:
> 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.

Yes, I would want it to be searchable. I'll send a new patch as soon
as I have it ready.

- Isaiah Beerbower


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