Demystifying “symbol” fonts

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at
Fri Nov 18 03:53:45 UTC 2016

On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 02:28:59AM +0200, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> So I think the problem here is that we are not doing any glyph fallback
> for OpenSymbol. Looks like we skip glyph fallback for symbol fonts in
> vcl/unx/generic/fontmanager/fontsubst.cxx
> FcPreMatchSubstitution::FindFontSubstitute(), which makes sense generally,
> except when you need it…

I think messing with the font fallback is something I want to do, so the
simplest fix is to find a suitably licensed font and copy the few
missing glyphs (a quick look shows only 21 glyphs are missing from Adobe
Symbol encoding). What is the current license of OpenSymbol? I remember
is was a bit of a mess few years ago.


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