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Re: fonts on master

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: fonts on master
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 21:04:22 +0100

>>>>> On Tue, 14 Jan 2020 21:50:06 +0200, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> said:

    >> Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:57:13 +0000 (GMT)
    >> From: john <address@hidden>
    >> cc: address@hidden
    >> Looking around at what has changed I saw that --with-cairo was the 
    >> default, so I built with --without-cairo and that works as before.
    >> Sorry not to be able to answer the quetsions; visual stuff is not by 
    >> forte and I am largely ignorant of what cairo is.

    Eli> We want to migrate towards Cairo, so disabling it is not the best
    Eli> solution.  By disabling it, you get an Xft build, which has known
    Eli> problems with some modern fonts, and no good solutions (since Xft
    Eli> doesn't seem to be actively maintained anymore).

    Eli> Let me turn the table and ask you why you need that font? is something
    Eli> wrong with the default font selected by the Cairo build?

Based on the Suse website, ETL is a packaging of bitmapped versions of
the Gnu intlfonts, for which TrueType versions definitely exist, so if
you really want to continue to use it you can install those.


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