[GRASS-dev] figureing out fonts - part 3 correction
hamish_nospam at yahoo.com
Tue May 1 03:17:55 EDT 2007
Glynn Clements wrote:
> The mkftcap script will generate a freetypecap file containing all
> .ttf files found in its hard-coded list of directories. The user may
> subsequently edit the file.
patch attached, for your consideration.
(run without needing a fake mapset, add copyright and file header)
Can "^*" be added to promote a consistent non-romans default font (if
found)? eg. Helvetica, Vera, or something common (sans).
How well does it deal with spaces in font path names?
> For binary distributions, the mkftcap script will need to be run on
> the target system after installation, or the user will need to create
> the file by other means.
shall we add the running of the script to this part of lib/init/init.sh
# First time user - GISRC is defined in the GRASS script
if [ ! -f "$GISRC" ] ; then
and add a rescan button to Michael's new GUI default font picker tool?
> Any fonts which are added after the freetypecap file is created won't
> appear until the file is explicitly updated.
for this we could add a hint in the d.font help page to run
"$GISBASE/etc/mkftcap" from the GRASS prompt.
> IOW, there can be fonts which are installed but which aren't listed in
> the freetypecap file. This may be an explicit choice on the user's
> part, or it may be an oversight. If you could guarantee that all fonts
> were listed in that file, there wouldn't be any need to support
> specifying fonts by an absolute path.
so Michael's new GUI font picker tool could have three entries:
// <> stoke font [pulldown list of the usual suspects]
// <> (registered) TTF [pulldown list parsed from freetypecap] [Rescan]
// <> Browse filesystem for TTF file
// Selected font: [____] [Set as Default]
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RCS file: /home/grass/grassrepository/grass6/tools/mkftcap/mkftcap,v
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -u -r1.2 mkftcap
--- tools/mkftcap/mkftcap 30 Apr 2007 19:35:13 -0000 1.2
+++ tools/mkftcap/mkftcap 1 May 2007 07:00:24 -0000
@@ -1,10 +1,24 @@
-if [ -z "$GISBASE" ]
- echo "You must be in GRASS GIS to run this program" >&2
- exit 1
+# CODE PROVENIENCE:
+# ADD AUTHORSHIP AND COPYRIGHT INFO HERE
+# header info
+cat << EOF
+# FreeType2 definition file
+# Generated on $HOSTNAME at `date`
+# It does not allow spaces, tabs, and multiple lines in one font.
+# description is never used.
+# DO NOT ADD A DEFAULT FONT IN THE CVS VERSION. :-)
for dir in /usr/lib/X11/fonts /usr/share/X11/fonts /usr/share/fonts \
"$HOME/Library/Fonts" /Library/Fonts /System/Library/Fonts \
@@ -16,4 +30,3 @@
| sed 's/.ttf:/:/'
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