Bug 109 - additional font type identification information necessary
Summary: additional font type identification information necessary
Alias: None
Product: fontconfig
Classification: Unclassified
Component: library (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2
Hardware: All All
: high enhancement
Assignee: Keith Packard
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Reported: 2003-08-31 19:51 UTC by Jungshik Shin
Modified: 2004-12-03 21:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Jungshik Shin 2003-08-31 19:51:49 UTC
bug 105 deals with truetype tables and otlayout tables. Sometimes, it's
necessary to tell whether a font is truetype, type1, or cid-keyed font (or any
other type supported). For instance, in Mozilla
(http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=217719), we want to tell whether
'Symbol' font installed on the system is T1 or TTF.
Comment 1 Jungshik Shin 2004-01-20 05:30:46 UTC

The thread beginning with the above article has some useful information about
font type ID. 
Comment 2 Daniel Glassey 2004-07-12 13:00:50 UTC
added me to CC. Thread looks interesting, will look for/at this func.
Comment 3 Keith Packard 2004-12-04 16:26:15 UTC
I've added a 'fontformat' entry which just uses the FT_Get_X11_Font_Format
function results directly (when available).

I get 'BDF', 'PCF', 'Type 1' or 'TrueType' for the fonts I have on my machine.

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