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ANN: back-art resources 0.1.1

From: Alexander Malmberg
Subject: ANN: back-art resources 0.1.1
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2003 17:51:24 +0200


I've put together a simple back-art resource package. It contains the
Free Fonts, the Vera fonts, mknfonts, and a Makefile that's supposed to
make it easy to install them.


Feedback is appreciated.


Where should this package be? It would be good to have it as close to
-back as possible, but it's probably too big to have it in -back
(uncompressed, Free* is 2.5mb, Vera* 0.5mb).

If you install this package but don't change the font defaults, you'll
get a bunch of nasty errors (and eventually a crash/exception) because
the standard fonts are missing. Currently, NSFont is hard-coded to use
Helvetica/Courier (falling back to Fixed) if no default is set, which
makes sense for -xlib, but not for other backends. It would make more
sense for this code to ask the backend for the default fonts. This way,
font fallback (in order to find _any_ font usable as the system font)
can be handled in the backend, which can do better than trying random

- Alexander Malmberg

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