[Fontconfig] Variable fonts redux

Jerry Casiano jerrycasiano at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 19:10:05 UTC 2017

On Sep 18, 2017 3:01 PM, "Behdad Esfahbod" <behdad at behdad.org> wrote:

Yes and no.  Non-variable fonts and named-instances of variable fonts
continue to work as before.  Variable-font patterns will get weight and
width as ranges instead of double, and old clients will fail fetching


I was afraid it would mean they just fail outright. But this is good. :-)

> Also, does this mean that a font such as Voto Serif GX will list 500
> different variations in a font selector dialog?


Oh, not so good...

Doubt fonts with large amounts of variations are going to be popular with
users of that's the case.

However, for my use case I can see a workaround to this, I think.

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