x font server

Bernardo Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Mon Nov 26 18:27:16 PST 2007

Tuan Nguyen wrote:

> Would you please explain to me how x font server renders an unicode string?

The x font server does not render text at all... it just load *fonts*,
renders the glyphs and hands them over to its client(s), usually an
X server.

The xfs only supports the old core font system that has been
deprecated for a long time.

For modern applications, you should instead look at fontconfig
and freetype.

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