Re: Aliases in 2.2.x

On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 09:09:41AM -0800, Keith Packard wrote:
> Fontconfig is quite careful in this regard.  In talking to font foundries, 
> the main concern is advertising a particular family name in an application 
> menu when no real such font exists in the system.  Because fontconfig 
> aliases are applied during matching and are not visible otherwise, 
> applications displaying a list of available fonts never see the synthetic 
> names.

The names do end up being user visible indirectly.  Load up some
content which claims to use font 'Foo'.  Most document centric apps
(eg Office) will then display that as the name of the current font.
Frequently by virtue of putting the font list in a combo box that
unavailable name will then appear in the global list if it is the
current font.

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