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Re: More info about Xft2 and fontconfig in Psyche



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On Sunday 29 December 2002 11:57 pm, Hal Burgiss wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 05:58:00AM +0100, Marco Fioretti wrote:
> > I'm trying to understand better how and  how much psyche relies on
> > xft2/fontconfig for centralized font management. I'm already studying
> > the Release notes, man pages, and the several RH 8.0 official guides.
> > What else should I read?
>
> I beleive all X font handling is done via Xft2/fontconfig. You might
> search the list archives. There are some very good mails from Havoc
> and Mike Harris on RH8 font handling and configuration. No URL handy,
> sorry. I think this is the best info you'll find. Also fontconfig.org
> has very good info.

My understanding, (and I've been wrong before), is that there are 2 font 
subsystems at present. The legacy font server (xfs) and the newer 
Xft2/fontconfig. Both Gnome and KDE are currently using Xft2, but there 
are older applications out there which have not been ported yet.

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