[Fontconfig] How to delete "ja" lang from a specific font?

Funda Wang fundawang at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 19:35:49 PDT 2008

2008/10/7 Kenichi Handa <handa at m17n.org>:
> In article <48EA4E43.1040800 at nmr.mgh.harvard.edu>, Qianqian Fang <fangq at nmr.mgh.harvard.edu> writes:
>> an ugly fix would be adding the following block to your ~/.fonts.conf,
>> replacing "Kochi Gothic" with your favorite Japanese font.
>>         <match target="pattern">
>>            <test equal="any" compare="eq" name="family">
>>                    <string>WenQuanYi Zen Hei</string>
>>            </test>
>>            <test equal="any" compare="eq" name="lang">
>>                    <string>ja</string>
>>            </test>
>>            <edit name="family" mode="prepend" binding="strong">
>>                    <string>Kochi Gothic</string>
>>            </edit>
>>        </match>
> Thank you for the prompt reply.  But, with that in
> ~/.fonts.conf, "WenQuanYi Zen Hei" is still listed by the
> command "fc-list :lang=ja".
>> The best solution would be re-optimize the font rendering order
>> in 65-nonlatin.conf by fontconfig upstream, which I have heard
>> that Badhad is doing it right now.
> I'm not sure that is a good solution.  As we already have
> better Japanese fonts than "WenQuanYi Zen Hei", I think just
> telling fontconfig that the font doesn't support "ja" is the
> simplest and best solution.  Isn't it possible?
Then something like <rejectfont>?

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> Kenichi Handa
> handa at ni.aist.go.jp
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