[Fontconfig] Pattern Matching Issues

Tom Hacohen tom.hacohen at samsung.com
Wed Feb 5 05:37:10 PST 2014

On 05/02/14 13:23, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> 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...

How, wow. Just checked the sources, and it has been around since 2006. 
Never mind then, I retract that comment.


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