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

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Tue May 8 10:34:50 EDT 2007

Why can d.font -l be reworked to do this on the fly and dispense with
freetypecap altogether?


On 5/8/07 4:54 AM, "Paul Kelly" <paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk> wrote:

> On Tue, 8 May 2007, Glynn Clements wrote:
>> There's no way that mkftcap can determine that they are actually the
>> same font.
>> What it should do is to add a suffix to duplicate names, so that you
>> can select either one (at present, only the first one with any given
>> name can be selected). Realistically, that would require mkftcap to be
>> written in a real language.
> Maybe writing it in C, linking it against the Freetype library and using
> the Freetype API to query information about the font files it finds would
> be a good idea. Presumably it would be possible to determine if two fonts
> are identical, also the information about more that one font in each file
> and perhaps more descriptive names for the font that just the filename
> would be available. But I don't know for sure; haven't looked at the
> Freetype API.
> Paul

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