[Fontconfig] Difficulty finding a font file through the libraries

Michael Brennen michael at fishnet.us
Mon Nov 1 06:20:28 UTC 2021

The project is to extract Adobe Illustrator .ai encapsulated PDF files and extract images from them. The details of the application are a layer or two above me, but my understanding is that the purpose is to save the art designers using Illustrator a few steps by automating things they would otherwise have to do themselves. Postscript is integral to the production process all the way down; that is why gs was chosen.

Thanks for the response and the reference; I did not know about Cairo. Unfortunately in this case it isn’t of use, given the larger process into which it must fit.

   -- Michael

> On Oct 31, 2021, at 16:00, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.nz> wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Oct 2021 00:46:29 -0500, Michael Brennen wrote:
>> So the font matching problem is somewhere in gs, not fontconfig.
>> Thanks for the responses; I hope knowing that gs’s use of fontconfig
>> is limited comes in useful.
> Just wondering, is it essential that you render PostScript has part of
> your pipeline? If not, there are other options for generating graphic
> images, with more direct control over what fonts are used. Like
> something based on Cairo <https://www.cairographics.org/>.

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