Behdad Esfahbod behdad at
Tue Apr 7 08:33:50 PDT 2009

On 04/07/2009 11:11 AM, Olivier Galibert wrote:
 > On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 02:32:38PM +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
 >> Fontconfig-using apps do not crash for lack of fonts, because
 >> fontconfig has built-in font substitution
 > Nice theory.  Kinda breaks down when you find out that
 > pango_font_metrics_get_approximate_char_width answers 0 on such a
 > subtitution.

So what?  Remove all your fonts (or pango.modules file) and Pango happily 
works.  Draws boxes though.  See attachment.  But thanks for the report.  Fixing.

I've recently added an internal font to cairo.  In near future, Pango will 
happily fallback to that.

 > Pretending that fontconfig/pango is bug-free is just out there.

No one's pretending that.

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