[GRASS-dev] font path question for Linux and Windows

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Tue May 1 22:18:20 EDT 2007

William Kyngesburye wrote:

> I just had a chance to check OSX 10.3 (Panther) X11 - fontconfig is  
> present.  For OSX Panther, X11 is v1.0, before that (OSX 10.2 and  
> below) it was a beta and is not available for download any more, as  
> far as I can tell.  I think the betas must be where fontconfig wasn't  
> a part of Apple's X11 package (and I'm sure it wasn't at first).
> So, using fc-list on OSX, if it's available, for mkftcap is  
> reasonable, for now.

Is it possible to filter any non-TrueType fonts from the output? Or
are there not enough TrueType fonts to worry about?

We can probably tolerate a few bogus entries in an auto-generated
freetypecap file; the user can always remove entries which don't work. 
However, on my system, "fc-list :outline file" generates 102 entries;
51 are .ttf files and 51 are .pfa/.pfb files, which is too high a
signal-to-noise ratio.

That doesn't matter on Linux, as I can just ignore anything which
doesn't have a .ttf extension. For OSX, we'll need to find some other
way unless the number of false positives in the original fc-list
output is low.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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