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

Ingo Brückl ib at wupperonline.de
Sat May 2 02:54:04 PDT 2015

> Behdad Esfahbod wrote on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:24:50 -0700:

>> On 15-04-24 06:05 AM, Ingo Brückl wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> So, is there any chance to make the MS symbol fonts (Webdings, Symbol,
>>> Wingdings) display with fontconfig again?

>> Please report your experience, with details. What do you expect with what
>> version, and what do you observe instead?

> I'd expect old MS documents opened by abiword's mswrite plugin to display
> the symbols in it rather than some alphanumeric characters.

> I'd further expect these symbols to show up in gucharmap (from U+0000) and
> in GTK's font selection dialog preview as well as in an editor like leafpad
> when selecting Webdings and typing something.

> Instead, I see normal latin characters.

> As mentioned, version 2.8.0 works as expected, 2.11.93 doesn't.


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