[Fontconfig] Pattern Matching Issues

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Wed Feb 5 05:23:53 PST 2014

On 14-02-05 08:19 AM, Tom Hacohen wrote:
> On 05/02/14 12:49, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
>> 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.
> I read in the docs, that this function only exists starting from 2.11.0.

Oh I think that's just the version of fontconfig the docs were generated with.
 Confusing indeed...

> http://www.freedesktop.org/software/fontconfig/fontconfig-devel/fcfreetypequeryface.html


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