[Fontconfig] any possible trouble by adding lang to the pattern by default

Akira TAGOH akira at tagoh.org
Fri Jun 1 03:16:53 PDT 2012

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 6:28 PM, Jjgod Jiang <gzjjgod at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 3:14 AM, Akira TAGOH <akira at tagoh.org> wrote:
>> just realized that there may be the side-effect after this change. if
>> any applications expects to see English fonts without any lang objects
>> in the pattern, it may possibly breaks this expectation if one runs it
>> on non-English locale.
> But it won't be too hard to fix either, right? The people who set a list
> for preferred Chinese fonts for instance can always prepend that list
> with a English font.

Sure. well, given that we go forward with it, I think there are
nothing we can do in fontconfig on this issue, because it's the result
that the application tried to pick a font up with the unreliable way.

So if there are any rendering libraries and applications that behaves
so, I suppose we can help to fix it in apps and may be a good idea to
do it earlier. dunno how many apps behaves wrongly.

So any volunteers to test it on various apps are welcome.

> - Jiang


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