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

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Tue May 8 12:00:27 EDT 2007

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

If you eliminate the configuration file altogether, you eliminate the
possibility of configuration.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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