[GRASS-dev] the other part of font face index support

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Fri May 4 10:23:31 EDT 2007

I guess I didn't finish my thoughts in my email (oops)...

- Add some utility to retrieve font info using FT functions - either  
an etc/ tool or a module (ie d.freetype.info).  mkftcap would step  
thru each font file in the initial list and see if it has multiple  
faces, building a new more complete freetypecap list.

It could even be used in place of fc-list, since mkftcap checks the  
usual dirs anyways, and can check dirs passed to it.  Instead of  
finding specific extensions, get the font info on every file, and if  
it's not a font file, no info will be returned.  Unusable fonts, like  
PCF, can still be detected and skipped.

If you can write a simple utility like this, go for it.  And it would  
be much more dependable than using fc-list IF it's installed, or  
requiring yet another external package to be installed, since it  
would be a part of GRASS.

On May 4, 2007, at 1:36 AM, Wolf Bergenheim wrote:

> Ah. it is part of the fttools package on Debian. Well I guess one (I)
> could make a similar utility to ship with GRASS...
> --Wolf
> On 04.05.2007 08:52, Michael Barton wrote:
>> This is not installed on my Mac, although I have installed X11 and  
>> a bunch
>> of other stuff.
>> Michael
>> On 5/3/07 10:30 PM, "Wolf Bergenheim" <wolf+grass at bergenheim.net>  
>> wrote:
>>> Perhaps the ftinfo tool can help you find more things about the  
>>> font?
>>> ftinfo -a fontfile will give you a lot of data :)

William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>

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