[GRASS-dev] font path question for Linux and Windows
michael.barton at asu.edu
Wed May 2 20:04:47 EDT 2007
Thanks for the info. Another one to file away.
On 5/2/07 4:55 PM, "Glynn Clements" <glynn at gclements.plus.com> wrote:
> Michael Barton wrote:
>>> New snag - fc-list :outline doesn't get resource fonts (where all the
>>> useful MS fonts are). I believe this is because these contain
>>> bitmaps for some font sizes, so fc-list is seeing them as bitmap
>>> fonts, not outlined.
>>> What about fc-list :scalable? Does that leave out the PCF fonts? It
>>> does get the resource fonts for me.
>> AFAICT, :outline, :outlined, and :scalable all produce the same list of
> Same here.
>> It would help (me at least) if there was some guide to fc-list syntax
>> and options. The help is zen-like in its minimalism. Looking at the man page
>> for fontconfigure isn't much help either.
> The list of standard properties in the fontconfig-user HTML/TXT/PDF file:
> Property Type Description
> family String Font family names
> familylang String Languages corresponding to each family
> style String Font style. Overrides weight and slant
> stylelang String Languages corresponding to each style
> fullname String Font full names (often includes style)
> fullnamelang String Languages corresponding to each fullname
> slant Int Italic, oblique or roman
> weight Int Light, medium, demibold, bold or black
> size Double Point size
> width Int Condensed, normal or expanded
> aspect Double Stretches glyphs horizontally before hinting
> pixelsize Double Pixel size
> spacing Int Proportional, dual-width, monospace or charcell
> foundry String Font foundry name
> antialias Bool Whether glyphs can be antialiased
> hinting Bool Whether the rasterizer should use hinting
> hintstyle Int Automatic hinting style
> verticallayout Bool Use vertical layout
> autohint Bool Use autohinter instead of normal hinter
> globaladvance Bool Use font global advance data
> file String The filename holding the font
> index Int The index of the font within the file
> ftface FT_Face Use the specified FreeType face object
> rasterizer String Which rasterizer is in use
> outline Bool Whether the glyphs are outlines
> scalable Bool Whether glyphs can be scaled
> scale Double Scale factor for point->pixel conversions
> dpi Double Target dots per inch
> rgba Int unknown, rgb, bgr, vrgb, vbgr,
> none - subpixel geometry
> minspace Bool Eliminate leading from line spacing
> charset CharSet Unicode chars encoded by the font
> lang String List of RFC-3066-style languages this
> font supports
> fontversion Int Version number of the font
> capability String List of layout capabilities in the font
> embolden Bool Rasterizer should synthetically embolden the font
> Not all of these are usable by fc-list.
>>>> The updated mkftcap script should cope with multi-font files; the part
>>>> which uses fc-list outputs the index, and should append it to the path
>>>> if it isn't zero. I can't test this, as none of my font files have
>>>> more than one font.
>>> Actually, the index from fc-list isn't useful. All it does is return
>>> the first index (0) in each file, whether or not it has multiple
>>> faces. That is, there is only one entry per font file, which makes
>>> sense, since it's listing font files and that's all we really want at
>>> this stage.
>>> The face index should be left to the user to find out, with some sort
>>> of d.freetype.info command, which could use the FT library to get
>>> font info in C. It should return index and face name, so the user
>>> would know what index to use for which style. The output could also
>>> be parsed and used by the GUI so a full list of fonts and styles
>>> could be build instead of just a list of files.
>> So, if you DO know the font face index, how do you specify it in GRASS_FONT?
> Append a vertical bar followed by the index (in decimal) to the file's
Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
Arizona State University
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