From: phearbear (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Oct 02 2002 - 10:32:48 EDT
Jody Goldberg wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 03:29:46PM -0400, Dom Lachowicz wrote:
>>So my latest build doc brought up some confusion on IRC about what the
>>"Luxi Sans" font was, and is an example of a much larger problem - we
>>have no good font name mapping solution in place, so necessarily some
>>font information gets lost when a document moves from one machine to
>>another (and especially across platforms), and is parallel to the font
>>embedding problem that Joaquin and I were discussing last month.
>Before solving this in abi-code there are a few things to think about
>1) This should be solved in a more general location so that the
> configuration can be shared by other document-centric apps.
> I don't know where this would live. However, it is definitely
> something that the user should be able to configure once for all
> office apps.
>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.
>3) A very similar problem arises when printing. So we should
> explore how that is handled.
>At GUADEC 3 Keith's talk and some questions afterward suggested that
>this was exactly what fontconfig was targeted at. However, I did
>not think to ask about its cross platform status.
QNX/Photon does this already, it has a FontConfig dialog, where you can
edit font mappings.
>In gnumeric I've specificly avoided doing a real solution to wait
>for this. However, you can at least avoid losing informat by
>storing both the requested font and the display font. So that on
>export you can dump the original.
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