[Fontconfig] Webdings and other MS symbol fonts don't display

Ingo Brückl ib at wupperonline.de
Sat Apr 25 04:12:56 PDT 2015

Raimund Steger wrote on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:54:15 +0200:

> On 04/24/15 15:05, Ingo Brückl wrote:
>> None of the MS symbol fonts displays with recent fontconfig (2.11.93).
>> This is probably due to commit cbb6ee16 (Bug 35517 - Remove Apple Roman
>> cmap support). Although commit d6d5adeb (Fix symbol cmap handling) stated
>> to have fixed it, I cannot confirm. I can confirm, however, that version
>> 2.8.0 works fine.

> I believe what's still 'not fixed'/'fixed' (depending on your stance) is
> that these fonts do not map to the latin charset, so e. g. Pango would
> always select other fonts for typical WingDings-using strings like "abc"
> (or display squares if fallback is off).

Yes, that's exactly what it looks like.


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