Re: [Gimp-developer] Next minor release?


On Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 12:19 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine
<alexandre prokoudine gmail com> wrote:
On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 12:12 PM, Jehan Pagès wrote:

It was the reason of why italic/bold could not be simulated anymore in
2.8.6 for Windows.

And I suggest we keep it that way. Committing crime against typography
isn't going to make us popular among professionals.

Well I personally have no opinion there. But I know that some people
liked this. And in this case, I would say that this should not be our
call. If people want simulated italic/bold, why prevent them? The
"professionals" would use fonts with the right faces, that's all. :-)
That does not break anything in the workflow of people who don't want
to use this.

In any case, massively breaking fontconfig is not the way to achieve this. ;-)

Also if we were to make such a change, it would only pertain to
Windows users, because that's the only release where we embed
Fontconfig. Other users, at least on Linux (and I guess OSX too, no?),
would have a system-wide fontconfig already and we are not going to
override the user's custom configuration.

But if a typography erudite wishes to get rid of this "criminal
feature", one just has to delete the following file, and you are done:
(that's the Linux most common path. You can just find the equivalent
for another installation/platform)
And that's it! :-)


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