[Fontconfig] fontconfig: Branch 'master'

Akira TAGOH akira at tagoh.org
Mon Apr 23 19:20:22 PDT 2012

Okay, so that may be worth trying to disable iconv by default in next
release but still keep it as optional and let's see how many people
still want this feature and get rid of it at the end.

On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 11:12 AM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org> wrote:
> On 04/20/2012 01:39 AM, Sairus Patel wrote:
>> Adobe's CoolType font engine (used by InDesign and Photoshop, for example) supported non-Unicode cmaps for a long while because early on we'd found that certain CJK fonts didn't have Unicode cmaps. However, our relatively newer CTS font engine (the new world-ready text engine in Flash) only has Unicode cmap support, and we haven't encountered any issues with that for the past several years it's been shipping.
> Thanks Sairus, this is encouraging.
>> One question to ask may be: Are there OSes out there that ship with fonts without Unicode cmaps? I highly doubt it.
> Same here.  I can imagine X bitmap fonts fall in that category, but we don't
> really care about those in the fontconfig-using side of things.
> behdad
>> Speaking of deprecating old formats, CTS also put a stake in the ground and supports only OpenType fonts (no legacy Type 1 fonts or bitmapped fonts). Again, I've heard absolutely no complaints about this.
>> Sairus
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: fontconfig-bounces+sppatel=adobe.com at lists.freedesktop.org [mailto:fontconfig-bounces+sppatel=adobe.com at lists.freedesktop.org] On Behalf Of Akira TAGOH
>> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:08 PM
>> To: Behdad Esfahbod
>> Cc: fontconfig at fontconfig.org
>> Subject: Re: [Fontconfig] fontconfig: Branch 'master'
>> just created: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48947
>> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 11:46 AM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org> wrote:
>>> Maybe lets survey how widely the feature is used then?
>> Good idea. but how? :) we can ask on some mailing list perhaps.
>>>   What fonts do you
>>> have?  Others?
>> It's Japanese fonts. though I don't use those fonts so often. so might just works without them.
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>> Akira TAGOH
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