[Fontconfig] Yet Another Python Binding

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Wed Sep 20 17:13:09 UTC 2017

It wouldn't be the worst idea to carry something like this in fontconfig
repo itself...

On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:10 PM, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <
ldo at geek-central.gen.nz> wrote:

> I discovered recently that the Matplotlib project has put a bunch of
> repos on GitHub, one of which is this
> <https://github.com/matplotlib/fcpy>, their own Python binding for
> Fontconfig.
> Trouble is, they do it as an extension module written as C code. This
> creates a lot of extra work, and is usually a waste of time. In most
> cases (including Fontconfig), a binding can be created in pure Python
> that works just as well with significantly less code, in this case a few
> hundred lines less <https://github.com/ldo/python_fontconfig>. And I
> think I managed to squeeze in one or two extra functions that they
> didn’t.
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