[GRASS-dev] iconv a required dependency for using Freetype?

Hamish hamish_nospam at yahoo.com
Mon May 7 22:51:53 EDT 2007

Glynn Clements wrote:
> Paul Kelly wrote:
> > > Can d.font -l get rid of duplicates and alphabetize (better if it
> > > ignored caps)? Or will I have to do that in the GUI?
> > 
> > I think that is better handled at the time the font list file is 
> > generated.
> Agreed.
> Ideally, mkftcap would unique-ify duplicate names, although this isn't
> easy to do in a shell script.
> I'm not so sure that either mkftcap, "d.font -l" or the GUI should
> sort the overall list. It may be better if mkftcap grouped fonts
> according to the directory in which they reside, in which case, both
> "d.font -l" and the GUI should preserve that ordering. Ditto if the
> user manually re-orders the entries.

If mixing stroke fonts and TTF fonts in the same list, sorting them by
name alone would be a pain. I'd rather see the stroke fonts grouped
together, at either the top or the bottom of the list.


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