Re: About pangowin32...

On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Darren Chuck wrote:

> Alexander Larsson wrote:
> >On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>Hans Breuer writes:
> >> > It appears to still work this way but there needs to be a global alias 
> >> > file named 'pango.aliases'. The format has changed as well but
> >> > 
> >> > sans = sans
> >> > sans += "bitstream cyberbit"
> >> > 
> >> > does have the desired visual impact :-)
> >>
> >>Aargh, thanks! I should have thought of that, to look for the
> >>functionality on a higher (non-Pango-backend-specific) level.. Will
> >>have to read the code to figure out what can be put in that file. (Can
> >>one for instance specify locale-specific mappings, in order to get
> >>locale-dependent fonts for the CJKV ideographs?)
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Yes. This is basically the reason I removed alias support in the lowlevel 
> >module. Pango already handle lists of fontnames wherever you can specify 
> >a font. All that is needed is a simple way to say "the name foo really 
> >means this list of fonts".
> >
> >Unfortunately I think work on implementing pango-global aliases were held 
> >up by other issues at some point. I still think it's the right thing 
> >though.
> >
> >  
> >
> So How does Pango recognize fonts in version 1.0.4? by a global alias 
> file or by some other configuration file?
> It uses XftConfig, under X Render extension (GDK_USE_XFT=1) and 
> /etc/pango/pangox.aliases in traditional X. In this way pango does very 
> well but when I move to win32 it gives me no other fonts besides Arial.

It uses the win32 call EnumFontFamiliesExA, like all other windows 
applications. It shouldn't need any configuration to be able to list the 
same fonts as any windows app.
> Extra information is reported in here:
> Moreover, there's something (seems to be) outdated in pango soucre, like 
> those in examples directory. Should we have a clean up?

I don't know why it's failing for you. It was a long time ago since i last 
touched the pango win32 code.

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