From: Jody Goldberg (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Oct 02 2002 - 22:19:48 EDT
On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 07:18:39PM -0400, Dom Lachowicz wrote:
> >2) It may actually already be solved on the unix side via keith
> > Packard's 'fontconfig' package that is used by default in
> > gtk-2.1 (pango HEAD). How well this would work on other
> > platforms is unclear.
> Yes, this may be the case and I had given some thought to it. However,
> when a user on windows tries to load my document and has no Luxi Sans
> font, this is unfortunate. I can't ask that windows user to install
That may be a suitable package for inclusion in the set of
abi-requisite libraries. Akin to iconv. Failing that we're
doomed to provide an XP wrapper to fontconfig, which seems
Lets ask the question from the windows perspective. How does office
deal with a document that uses a font that is not available on the
display system ?
> >3) A very similar problem arises when printing. So we should
> > explore how that is handled.
> To some large degree, this concept would be directly transferrable to
> printing. On windows, the screen and printing stuff has a 1:1
Not entirely. The printer drivers generally provide a configurable
map from screen to printer fonts to avoid downloading fonts that are
already present in the printer.
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