[Fontconfig] Tutorial or guidance for using fontconfig

Staffan Gimåker staffan at gimaker.se
Wed Jan 7 15:45:45 PST 2009

On Wednesday 07 January 2009 23:55:45 Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> If you still decide to use fontconfig directly, I always reply to messages
> that are to the point.  True, there is no good guide to read.  But if you
> ask smart questions (like, "I have a family name, how do I find the best
> font file to use?"), you get smart answers.  If you ask stupid questions
> ("how do I use fontconfig?"), you probably don't get any answers.

So, if I have a family name (say, Times), how *do I* find the best font file to 
use (as in, the path to the font)?

(We use OpenGL to render (polygonal) text in 3D so, AFAICT, going through 
Pango seems a bit redundant for our usage.)

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