Re: Load a font from a specific path

Robert Kerr wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was browsing the archives of the mailing list, and found an email that
> asked the same question I'm interested in:
> It's entitled: Load a font from a specific file path
> Anyway, the gist of it is that I want to be able to specify that a given
> application, which uses pango for its fonting capabilities, have the
> capability to use a font file that is distributed with the application.
> This is important in our testing mechanism, because some of our tests
> are based on graphics output, and if we allow the system to pick the
> "closest" font, then the graphics won't necessarily be identical.
> Anyway, after reading through the discussion about the above-listed
> question, it seems that there isn't an easy way to do this yet.  Is that
> correct?
> And if so, is there a slightly-less-easy way of doing it?

Other than what was pointed out to you, you can use FcConfigAppFontAddFont()
before calling into Pango.  Needless to say, that only works with the
fontconfig backend of pango.


> Thanks

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