Bug 18723 - RFE: fontconfig-level locl patching
Summary: RFE: fontconfig-level locl patching
Alias: None
Product: fontconfig
Classification: Unclassified
Component: library (show other bugs)
Version: 2.6
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: fontconfig-bugs
QA Contact: Behdad Esfahbod
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-11-27 01:03 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2018-08-20 21:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2008-11-27 01:03:44 UTC
Due to Han unification and other similar stuff parts of some fonts may not be suitable for all locales.

This is handled by the locl flag in modern opentype fonts.

However there are still many non-opentype fonts in the wild, and it is not possible to convert them all at once (when the license permits it).

There should be a way in fontconfig for font distributors to patch in via a config file the locl characteristics of a font.
Comment 1 Nicolas Mailhot 2008-11-27 01:24:07 UTC
Make "a way"  a "documented fonts.conf config pattern".
Comment 2 GitLab Migration User 2018-08-20 21:47:58 UTC
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