[Fontconfig] [PATCH] don't artificially embolden fixed-width fonts

Raimund Steger rs at mytum.de
Thu Feb 19 14:59:14 PST 2015

On 02/18/15 01:59, Adam Williamson wrote:
> I am cheerfully blase about charging into mailing lists like a bull in
> a china shop, so if you'd rather I proxy it, I'd be fine! I just
> didn't want to steal any of your thunder, which is why I was waiting
> for you to do it.

I posted it, but in the end it seems I wasn't enough bull for the job. 
(And with it now probably removed your chances of achieving anything in 
this matter too.) To be more precise, the tenor was that it'd better be 
handled in the text layout/toolkit layer. I think it's a valid point, as 
I've just tried and found that even plain old XftDrawStringUtf8 seems to 
do a better job than .. er, these toolkits. (I think it uses XftFont's 
max_advance_width to determine spacing for fixed-width fonts which is 
unaffected by the individual FT_GlyphSlot_Embolden results.)


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