RE: TrueType and Gnome

review from earlier this week - had an article on a
XFree font engine for truetype. (some guy in Japan). .. might be worth a
look at, if not to use as a straight then at least to get the code from.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Paolo Molaro []
> Sent:	Thursday, 3 September 1998 20:52
> To:
> Subject:	Re: TrueType and Gnome
> On Mon, Aug 24, 1998 at 11:12:14AM -0400, Nelson Minar wrote:
> > To reiterate, I'm suggesting two possibilities:
> > 
> > Build a support library for Gnome to use TrueType fonts as X fonts.
> > This requires gluing in xfsft until an XFree with TrueType rendering
> > comes out, and maybe making an improved font selection widget.
> Doesn't
> > require any serious change to X, and most of the pieces are already
> written.
> > 
> > Build a library for rendering strings with FreeType, not using X's
> > font support at all. This replaces a big chunk of how X works but
> > would look really nice.
> Some months ago there was a proposal by (I think) a hungry
> programmer to add an api for font engines in gdk.
> Basically it was to better support the features a TrueType and Type1
> and so the consensus was to have the font rendering stuff in
> the client side.
> I think the proposer had an implementation in the workings...
> lupus
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