Re: Font priorities
- From: Stefan Baums <baums u washington edu>
- To: GTK-I18N Mailing List <gtk-i18n-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Font priorities
- Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 19:27:26 -0800
On Tuesday, 4 February 2003, Owen Taylor wrote:
> I've been somewhat unable to convince Keith there actually is
> a problem here, though I consider this a fairly major flaw
> of the fontconfig scheme.
> You might simply want to consider removing FreeSans and ClearlyU
> entirely from your system (or put at least from the directories
> specified in fonts.conf)
Yes! Thank you very much. Removing the FreeFont and ClearlyU fonts
fixed the problem as far as Devanagari is concerned. (Arabic is still
broken, but then I probably shouldn't complain, since I don't have an
Arabic OpenType font installed. On the other hand, I guess Pango
_could_ assemble the Arabic from presentation forms in the fonts
available... but I'm not really Arabic.)
> Alternatively, it's possible to work around the problem by
> specifying the alias with a <match> element and a strong
> binding. I don't remember the syntax for this offhand, but
> studying the fontconfig manual page may help.
I would really have preferred doing it via this configuration file
mechanism, but reading the manpage failed to enlighten me on the usage
of <match>. Should you remember how to do this, please let me know.
Also, let's convince Keith to fix fontconfig.
Asian Languages and Literature
University of Washington
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