Looking for feedback on Gnome/KDE article

Simon Hausmann hausmann at kde.org
Fri Dec 13 12:39:37 GMT 2002

On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 12:21:10PM +0100, Stefan Gehn wrote:
> > * One standard, centralized, font management system, for both display and
> > printing.
> > VP:  it's called FontConfig.
> > KDE 3.1/Qt-3.1 use FontConfig.
> Then push the rest of the world to follow. FontConfig probably will not help 
> me as a user with my OpenOffice nor will it help me with Gnumeric or other 
> gtk/gnome apps as long as they do not use the new technique. The problem with 
> standards and standard-libs is always the same: some people just don't want 
> to use it or do not have the time to write support for it.
> Are there any comments about FontConfig coming from other projects like 
> Mozilla, gtk, OO or whatever has to use FontConfig directly?

Gtk+ supports fontconfig and http://www.fontconfig.org/ has a link
to xft2 (and thus fontconfig) enabled builds of Mozilla. No idea
about OpenOffice though. But fontconfig is clearly the future.


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