I hope we can simply remove it. It's 2011. See for example:
I saw similar issue in motoya fonts resulting the mapping to Latin-1 supplement is totally messed up. and removing the cmap table for apple roman will fixes this issue. see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=688692, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=698599 and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=698601.
Does getting rid of Apple roman cmap support in fontconfig help those bugs too?
I'll work on it then.
tested the above with motoya fonts I'm facing issues and confirmed it's gone.
I'm not sure how to measure if this change will badly affects to something. in other words, I don't know how many people still use non-Unicode-based fonts.
I guess that may be better making the Apple Roman cmap support a deprecated option in configure and figure out to get rid of it in the future?
It's just not worth it. Lets remove.
BTW, Akira, can you prepare a tree with patches that you would recommend going into a new release? I can review them very quickly then.
sent through email BTW
Hm, I misread it. hope this is what you were expecting:
*** Bug 27653 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in cbb6ee16.