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

Wolf Bergenheim wolf+grass at bergenheim.net
Fri May 4 12:52:11 EDT 2007

I'm willing to do this, but can you wait a week? I have 2 exams 3
project deadlines and a work deadline all by next week. So you can guess
how many minutes I can spend on GRASS the next week... :(


On 04.05.2007 17:23, William Kyngesburye wrote:
> 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 :)
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