This is a request for an enhacement as a result of a discussion on issues with
fontconfig where the wrong font was selected for some bad glyphs in fonts.
In general it is difficult to request a font designer to remove certain glyphs
from the font. If the font is listed higher in the preference list in
fonts.conf, it will mask any quality glyphs in other fonts.
This problem arises often with "universal" unicode fonts that provide
Therefore, we are looking into a functionality that can be configured from
fonts.conf and would allow to hide/disable certain glyphs or range of glyphs for
Fontconfig already has the notion of languages and that already allows for
fine-grained per-language configuration. Follow this thread for examples of how
to do that:
This is a WONTFIX IMHO.