[Fontconfig] Pattern Matching Issues

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Wed Feb 5 04:49:07 PST 2014

On 14-02-05 04:34 AM, Tom Hacohen wrote:
> On 04/02/14 22:15, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
>> On 14-02-03 07:43 AM, Tom Hacohen wrote:
>>> As you may remember, I work on the efl (enlightenment.org). We have support
>>> for using fonts straight off the filesystem (i.e a filename), or a font in
>>> memory, embedded in our theme files. I'd like to be able to query the system
>>> for similar fonts in order to find the most suitable fonts for font fallback
>>> in case those font files are missing characters.
>>> I would be happy to know if you have any better idea for implementing that.
>> Interesting.  Let us know how it goes.
> Seems to be working nicely, which I find really cool. The alternative would
> have been implementing that function on my own, which I was trying to avoid.
> Too bad it'd only be available for people with new  versions of fontconfig (>=
> 2.11.0).

Why's that?  It may have been broken because of the FC_HASH changes, but
should work on significantly older versions.


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