Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Tue Apr 7 05:32:38 PDT 2009

Le Mar 7 avril 2009 14:06, Joerg Sonnenberger a écrit :
> On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 01:37:33PM +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>> What has no changed is that apps using core fonts just crash all the
>> time.
> Sorry, but stupid programmers not doing correct validation of return
> values is NO ARGUMENT.

Of course it is when you have to deal with the fallout (either as the
entity providing the crash-prone toolkit or as the support entity for
apps that use it)

I could also misread your statement as "programmers that choose to use
core fonts are stupid" :p Since a lot of them do not do those

> This is not something specific to core fonts.

Fontconfig-using apps do not crash for lack of fonts, because
fontconfig has built-in font substitution

Nicolas Mailhot

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