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bug#34663: remove ftx font backend


From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: bug#34663: remove ftx font backend
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 20:06:21 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> Btw, I think we should remove admin/notes/font-backend instead of
> continuing its maintenance.  It is already outdated, and I don't
> really see how it could be useful even if we update it to mention
> HarfBuzz etc.

OK.  I've attached a patch.

Do you want this installed on master or the release branch?

Best regards,
Stefan Kangas

>From 29c96f8ace3bf07d5c1b64f544069b773104edd3 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Stefan Kangas <address@hidden>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 20:01:25 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] * admin/notes/font-backend: Remove outdated file. 
 (Bug#34663)

---
 admin/notes/font-backend | 67 ----------------------------------------
 1 file changed, 67 deletions(-)
 delete mode 100644 admin/notes/font-backend

diff --git a/admin/notes/font-backend b/admin/notes/font-backend
deleted file mode 100644
index 644bacfbef..0000000000
--- a/admin/notes/font-backend
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,67 +0,0 @@
-Copyright (C) 2002-2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
-See the end of the file for license conditions.
-
-
-New font handling mechanism with font backend method
-----------------------------------------------------
-
-The new files are:
-       font.h -- header providing font-backend related structures
-               (most important ones are "struct font" and "struct
-               font_driver"), macros, and etc.
-       font.c -- main font handling code.
-       xfont.c -- font-driver on X for X core fonts.
-       ftfont.c -- generic font-driver for FreeType fonts providing
-               device-independent methods of struct font_driver.
-       xftfont.c -- font-driver on X using Xft for FreeType fonts
-               utilizing methods provided by ftfont.c.
-       w32font.c -- font driver on w32 using Windows native fonts,
-               corresponding to xfont.c
-       w32uniscribe.c -- font driver on w32, using the uniscribe API
-               to provide complex script support for opentype fonts on
-               Windows 2000 and later, or earlier versions of Windows
-               with uniscribe installed as an add-on.
-
-So we already have codes for X and w32.  For Mac it seems that we need
-these files:
-       atmfont.c -- font-driver on mac using ATM fonts, corresponding
-               to xfont.c
-As BDF fonts are currently used on w32, we may also implement these:
-       bdffont.c -- generic font-driver for BDF fonts, corresponding to
-               ftfont.c
-       bdfw32font.c -- font-driver on w32 using BDF fonts,
-               corresponding to ftxfont.c
-But, as FreeType already supports BDF fonts, if FreeType and
-Fontconfig are also available on w32, what we need may be:
-       ftw32font.c -- font-driver on w32 directly using FreeType fonts
-               utilizing methods provided by ftfont.c.
-
-It may be interesting if Emacs supports a frame buffer directly and
-has these font driver.
-       ftfbfont.c -- font-driver on FB for FreeType fonts.
-       bdffbfont.c -- font-driver on FB for BDF fonts.
-
-Note: The fontset related codes are not yet matured to work well with
-the font backend method.  So, for instance, even if you start Emacs
-as something like this:
-  % emacs -fn tahoma
-Non-ASCII Latin characters will not be displayed by the font "tahoma".
-In such a case, please try this:
-
-(set-fontset-font "fontset-default" 'latin '("tahoma" . "unicode-bmp"))
-
-
-This file is part of GNU Emacs.
-
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-it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
-the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
-(at your option) any later version.
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-
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-along with GNU Emacs.  If not, see <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
-- 
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