[PATCH:libXfont 3/3] Add note to README declaring snf fonts to be deprecated

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Fri Jan 17 23:31:59 PST 2014

pcf was introduced to replace snf in X11R5 in 1991:
22 years is long enough to move off a font format that was alive for
less than a decade before that, and widely considered a bad idea even

Signed-off-by: Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith at oracle.com>
 README |    3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/README b/README
index 931821b..65f1aa4 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -43,7 +43,8 @@ configure script takes various options to enable or disable them:
     snf bitmap fonts - standard bitmap font format prior to X11R5 in 1991,
             remains only for backwards compatibility.  Unlike pcf, snf files
             are architecture specific, and contain less font information
-            than pcf files.
+            than pcf files.  snf fonts are deprecated and may be disabled
+            by default in future libXfont releases.
             Enabled by default, disable via --disable-snfformat.
  -- Font services:

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