[Fontconfig] Glyph fallback

Raimund Steger rs at mytum.de
Tue Nov 19 06:12:03 PST 2013

On Tue, November 19, 2013 14:21, Ender Erel wrote:
> [...]
> I want to setup my system such that FontA is used for all text but missing
> characters in FontA are taken from FontB, and if FontB does not contain
> them, taken from FontC. Is it possible to setup fontconfig that way? If

I think that kind of logic is usually implemented in Pango, not
fontconfig. If you need to use fontconfig without Pango for this, you'd
have to split your text yourself according to the character ranges and map
these to "lang" properties for the match. But I think it's difficult to do
this with the same quality that is achieved by Pango.

> P.P.S.: Is glyph fallback the right term? I think "Font fallback" refers

I think so.


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