I have a question and a suggestion for the fontconfig
config priority in the font packaging policy.
I'm writing a small script to validate the fontconfig config
in packages to not mess up. the goal is to check if the
priority is set accurately and the config files are
following our templates. it roughly started working. but I'm
not quite sure what "Latin" in LGC really covers. is it
similar to what Latin-[1-10] covers? or more strictly
The suggestion is, about improving the policy to set the
priority more strictly. I have two ideas:
1) have variety of the priorities for non-LGC fonts as well
like for default, main and low perhaps.
even though LGC fonts has a priority for default font,
but not for non-LGC fonts. it may messes up their default
font if multiple fonts with the same priority such as 65
are installed. this priority things could avoids this issue.
it may be something like:
65-69 ... High priority non-LGC fonts
70 ... Main non-LGC font list
71-64 ... Low priority non-LGC fonts
2) describes what exactly "default", "Main" and "Low"
during developing and testing this script, I see some
packages is possibly wrongly set the priority to their
fontconfig config files, for example, some font is set the
priority to 57 that is supposed to be the default font, but
not marked as mandatory in comps. so I'd suggest to update
comps or change the priority like:
- mandatory for higher priority
- default for main priority
- optional for low priority
and update the policy with it as well.
Any thoughts or comments are welcome.
I need a couple of unusual fonts for a logo I'm doing for a friend's
web site, and nothing like what I need is installed on this Fedora 11
I see lots and lots of fonts in Gnome Package Manager that I can
install. But is it possible to view them without installing them
first? Is there a web site that shows what they look like?
I've just spent a long time Googling and searching the Fedora forums,
etc. for the answer but nothing found.
I have packaged woff and woffTools but as I see no one has
shown interest to review it so I have closed them as NOTABUG but I am
still interested in those packages to see in Fedora. I am ready to
review those packages. I just need someone to become maintainer. I can
be co-maintainer for them.
In case anyone is interested in these packages please open same
bugzilla reviews that I have closed. I will then review it.
Le Ven 4 décembre 2009 13:50, Matěj Cepl a écrit :
> Dne 4.12.2009 01:13, Behdad Esfahbod napsal(a):
>> Since the patents covering the TrueType bytecode interpreter expired at
>> the end of October, I've now built FreeType in rawhide with that part of
>> code enabled.
> can we hope for the update in F12 as well, please?
Given how any font rendering changes seems to degrade font rendering for some
users, I'd very much prefer it went through a full release testing cycle
before hitting unsuspecting users.
Since the patents covering the TrueType bytecode interpreter expired at the
end of October, I've now built FreeType in rawhide with that part of code enabled.
Note that the subpixel stuff remains disabled as it was.