[Fontconfig] Pattern Matching Issues

Raimund Steger rs at mytum.de
Thu Jan 30 08:49:33 PST 2014

Tom Hacohen wrote:
> [...]
> 2. Both FcFontSort and FcFontList don't work for me with "ftface" as a
> filtering parameter.

FcFontSort doesn't really "filter" (well it /can/ in some way but only 
by Unicode coverage, depending on the "trim" argument) but instead 
orders by score. For this, only properties in src/fcobjs.h are taken 
into account.

FcFontList does filter but it's mainly useful for properties that occur 
in the cache.

> If that's not what it's meant to do, what's the best way to load a list
> of "most similar to ftface" fonts available on the system? Do I have no
> analyse the face and create the pattern on my own?

Maybe FcFreeTypeQueryFace could help you?


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