[Fontconfig] Webdings and other MS symbol fonts don't display
ib at wupperonline.de
Sun May 10 14:17:29 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.
I provided the requested information, so could I get an answer please?
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