--- Comment #101 from Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot(a)laposte.net> ---
(In reply to Artem S. Tashkinov from comment #93)
(In reply to Patryk Obara from comment #92)
So much for the conversion which was announced like ten years ago?
Why don't we have tools which produce proper bitmap fonts yet if everything
has been ready for the new shiny Pango for ages?
That’s because bitmap font users didn’t try to use the tools before the decade
allocated to the conversion ran out and the depreciation was complete. No users
= no polishing nor bugfixing, no different from any other kind of software.
All the 19xx-era software that is still stuck using X11 Core fonts or Xft will
break hard on 4K HiDPI screens (none of the fonts from the 90’s are designed
for this kind of hardware, new fonts are not exposed with the old methods
because the old methods were depreciated because they couldn't handle new fonts
in a satisfactory manner). ETA: about five years. Think their users are
preparing? Of course not. Someone else should take care of it. In the software
world things someone else should take care of break hard then eventually die.
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