Re: improvement of font selection
- From: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad cs toronto edu>
- To: Petr Tomasek <tomasek etf cuni cz>
- Cc: gtk-i18n-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: improvement of font selection
- Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 11:08:27 -0500 (EST)
On Wed, 29 Mar 2006, Petr Tomasek wrote:
> But not everyone is capable of creating his own fonts.conf!
As this is a developer list, we are not talking about users
creating this file directly.
> >From my experience, the problem is that many time a font
> is choosen for particular unicode block, that covers only
> part of it, even if you have installed font, that covers
> it totally (or almost).
> So IMHO the right way for font selection would be (unless
> specified otherway in the fonts.conf of course) to try to select
> the font (for particular unicode block) that covers this block
In fact, I prefer the other way around. If there are two fonts A
and B, A supports the entire Arabic block, B supports only the
glyphs needed for rendering Persian, I prefer B for Persian for
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