[Fontconfig] Fwd: [ft-announce] FreeType now supports color emojis

Raimund Steger rs at mytum.de
Mon Aug 18 05:58:21 PDT 2014

On Sat, August 16, 2014 21:32, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> [...]
>   2) Color-aware clients will set FC_COLOR=True, which will make them get
> color fonts preferred over non-color.  The match result will have FC_COLOR
> if
> the font was color,
> [...]
> Humm.  One problem with this is that if anyone does 2), then the color
> font
> technology will be only usable for emoji.  You can't have a color font
> (say,
> that covers ASCII) installed, because with that you will always get that
> font
> when you, eg, ask for sans.  So, I think this option is out.

I understand this is mainly an effect of FC_COLOR priority being higher
than FC_FAMILY's?

Though I don't expect some run-of-the-mill app/toolkit suddenly adding
color=true to all their patterns...


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