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Re: Identifying remaining core font users



Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas mailhot laposte net> writes:

> Le jeudi 12 novembre 2009 à 14:59 +0100, Andreas Schwab a écrit :
>> Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas mailhot laposte net> writes:
>> 
>> > Therefore, I'd like to identify remaining core font users, and remind
>> > them periodically their core font use is not good for their users or for
>> > Fedora.
>> 
>> What's wrong with proving support for core fonts as a fallback?  That's
>> what Emacs is doing, for example.
>
> The problem here is your fallback is going to be less robust than your
> primary path. Also it is not needed at all. Every single major GUI app
> uses the "new" (in 2003 sense of new) font backend, so if it fails
> you're not going to fallback individual apps you're going to switch to
> the console to fix the system.

I don't understand.  Emacs uses the fallback for example to display
characters from the Korean KSC charset, in my case using
-daewoo-minco-medium-*-ksc5601.1987-0 fonts.  What's the "approved" way
to do that?

Andreas.

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