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

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Tue May 8 06:17:00 EDT 2007

Hamish wrote:

> > So what about having a totally new file, let's call it fontcap -
> > different  name to make it clear there is no backwards compatiblity.
> > It could include  the stroke fonts as well as freetype-compatible
> > fonts, with a field to  indicate whether the font is stroke or
> > freetype, also absolute filename,  index within the file, perhaps a
> > field for a descriptive/long name too.
> why do the stroke fonts need to be in a *cap file at all? Their presence
> is not volatile, and their only "tag" is that they are stroke fonts.
> "d.font -l" already works without adding them, I fear it would just be
> uneeded clutter.

Because having a way to list all fonts would be simpler than having to
list each type of font separately then merge the results.

Also, it would allow the user to remove fonts which they will never
use from the list and/or change the ordering.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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