[Fontconfig] Virtual font to access multiple characters

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Wed Sep 28 07:22:00 PDT 2011

On 09/28/11 05:16, rhino64 at postmail.ch wrote:
> Hi All,
>       I would have some kind of virtual font to access multiple
> glyphs located in differrent physical fonts. This is useful for instance
> to have the roman glyphs in one fonts while the greek in an other
> font.

Where do you want this?  In your own code?  Then just code it that way.
Standard way to do this with fontconfig is to use FcFontSort() and use the
ordered list of fonts returned to get whatever you want.


> I have googled and look (briefly) in the mailing list archive, but I have just found
> some mentions that should be possible without some indications how to do it.
> Any idea ?
> thanks for your help,
> regards
> Alain
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