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

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Tue May 8 10:47:06 EDT 2007

I guess I'd disagree. I know that, in principal you'd be throwing away
information to remove duplicates on the basis of font face name. But there
are 2 possibilities to balance. One is the rather slim possibility that
someone would store different fonts under identical names but in different
directories. The other is the confusion of having the same font show up
multiple times (even as luxibi.1, luxibi.2, luxibi.3, for example, if a
suffix were added) making the font list even longer. I think that the second
circumstance is much more likely and the one to avoid.


On 5/8/07 3:24 AM, "Glynn Clements" <glynn at gclements.plus.com> wrote:

> Michael Barton wrote:
>>> note the last act of tools/mkftcap is "| sort | uniq", so some of this
>>> work is already done for you. Where do the duplicates come from then?
>> Same fonts in different directories. uniq sees them as different because
>> they have different paths, in spite of being the same font.
> 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.

Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
Arizona State University

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