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

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Thu May 10 13:40:04 EDT 2007

Paul Kelly wrote:

> > In the GUI, I'm depending on d.font -l to supply font names in a valid
> > format useable by GRASS_FONT. Is this still happening?
> Yes. If I understood Glynn's message correctly, right now it isn't showing 
> the stroke fonts but probably will again soon.

R_font_list() doesn't return the stroke fonts, but d.font adds them

> > Whatever these names are, the gui will try to eliminate duplicates in the
> > list supplied by d.font -l
> Ideally that shouldn't be necessary if we can generate the list correctly. 
> But it may still be a while until we sort that out (cf. William's e-mail 
> of this morning with the apparently unexplainable identical copies of 
> fonts in the same file).

Are they really identical?

It's possible that there may be differences which aren't immediately
obvious, e.g. designed for different sizes (in "real" typography, a
72-point glyph isn't quite identical to a 12-point glyph scaled up
6:1) or with different hinting.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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