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Re: Another F11 feature worth testing



On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 18:48 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 23:34 +0000, Caolán McNamara wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 14:26 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > > Here is another F11 feature that will become complete enough to warrant
> > > testing in the next few days: 
> > > 
> > > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/AutoFontsAndMimeInstaller
> > 
> > What's the technical kung-foo behind the auto-font stuff ? Might be good
> > if OOo did it too, though sort of late now to do anything about it for
> > F-11 if its intricate.
> 
> There is a loadable GTK+ module that hooks into the Pango fontmap to do
> the magic: /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/modules/libpk-gtk-module.so

> Pango will then call back with any languages which need
> installing, 

Are we talking less "Automatic Font Installation" in a "you don't
Liberation Serif which this document wants to use, want to install it"
kind of a way but more "Automatic code-point coverage font installation"
in a "to display this text you need a font that contains the requested
glyphs".

C.


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