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RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Rescanning available fonts
- From: "Neil Howe" <NeilH@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 16:23:01 +0100
- Subject: RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Rescanning available fonts
> In message <446DDFCD.4080706@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Alex Bligh <alex@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Unfortunately, as far as I can see, making the cache incremental
> >> bit of a waste because even after installing a new font wxWidgets
> >> not list it, so it seems that the KDE message is right: We only see
> >> changed font set after restarting the application.
> > Is that a wxWidgets problem (i.e. fixable), a pango problem (which
> > is what I think wxWidgets calls) or a freetype problem?
> It is probably in neither of these components.
> As for FreeType, see my other e-mail.
> It is certainly not wxWidgets, because that calls Pango directly.
> Pango, or more accurately, PangoFc, the fontconfig-based backend
> simply calls fontconfig. So, it all seems to boil down to fontconfig
> not re-reading the font information.
> Not being able to adjust to font installation changes seems to be a
> common phenomenon for Linux applications. OpenOffice, for instance,
> does not react to font installation changes either.
For 0.5 we can live with having to restart LX to pick up new fonts. So
first please check in the changes needed to clear the P1 bugs in
Bugzilla, ready for the release.